Responding to the Financial Impacts of Climate Change

By Laura H. Gillam, Associate Director for Climate, Energy, Environment, and Science, Office of Management and Budget & Wesley E. Yin, Chief Economist, Office of Management and Budget Every Earth Day, Americans come together to celebrate our world and renew our commitment to be good stewards of our planet. What was true 54 years ago…

Climate Change and Environmental Injustice as Social Determinants of Health

By Erica Kimmerling, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Assistant Director for Community Driven Health The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to improving the health and well-being of all Americans. To enable all people to lead full and healthy lives within their communities, the social and environmental factors that impact health outcomes must be…

The Importance of Measuring the Fiscal and Economic Costs of Climate Change

By Candace Vahlsing, Associate Director for Climate, Energy, Environment, and Science, Office of Management and Budget & Zach Liscow, Chief Economist, Office of Management and Budget Climate change impacts our economy, health, well-being, security, and quality of life. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the cost of climate and weather disasters in…

FACT SHEET: Marking the Two-Year Anniversary of the Report on the Impact of Climate Change on Migration

Two years ago, the Biden-Harris Administration released the Report on the Impact of Climate Change on Migration. Today, the Administration is providing an update on actions taken under President Biden’s Executive Order 14013 Rebuilding and Enhancing Programs to Resettle Refugees and Planning for the Impact of Climate Change on Migration and efforts to address the effects of climate…

Remarks by Vice President Harris on Combatting Climate Change and Building a Clean Energy Economy

Coppin State UniversityBaltimore, Maryland 3:30 P.M. EDT THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Good afternoon, everyone.  Good afternoon.  Good afternoon.  Please have a seat.  Please have a seat.  But I’m going to ask you applaud — to — to applaud again for Vernice, please, (inaudible).  (Applause.)  Really.  Because, you know, Michael Regan and I have talked about this…

FACT SHEET: Fifth National Climate Assessment Details Impacts of Climate Change on Regions Across the United States

The Fifth National Climate Assessment (NCA5) highlights the ways in which all regions in the United States are currently experiencing harmful impacts of climate change. One of the most direct ways that Americans experience climate change is through increases in the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events. So far this year, the United States…

Assessing Methods to Integrate the Physical Risks and Transition Risks and Opportunities of Climate Change into the President’s Macroeconomic Forecast

The Federal Government has broad exposure to the physical risks of climate change and the transition risks associated with the global shift away from carbon-intensive energy sources. At the same time, the shift to clean energy provides a generational opportunity to create new sources of economic growth. These transitional opportunities and challenges affect future output…

Readout of the White House Forum on Campus and Community-Scale Climate Change Solutions

Last week, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the University of Washington convened a forum on leveraging the capabilities of colleges and universities to catalyze climate solutions in communities across the country. This forum was part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s broader efforts to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions no later…

Biden-Harris Administration Expands Use of Nature-Based Solutions to Better Protect Communities from the Impacts of Climate Change

Today, during the 28th United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s Conference of the Parties (COP28), the Biden-Harris Administration announced new actions to advance nature-based climate solutions. There is no President in history who has done more to tackle climate change than President Biden. As a result of his efforts, the United States is once again…

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