Ambassador Susan E. Rice Remarks at White House Roundtable on the Health Sector and Climate Change

As Prepared For Delivery: Thank you, Gina, for advancing America’s climate and environmental leadership across two administrations. Thank you, Secretary Becerra, Secretary McDonough, and Admiral Levine for your agencies’ efforts. And, thank you to the public and private health sector leaders here for approaching this issue with the urgency it deserves. The Hippocratic Oath teaches…

Quantifying Risks to the Federal Budget from Climate Change

By Candace Vahlsing, Associate Director for Climate, Energy, Environment, and Science, Office of Management and Budget & Danny Yagan, Chief Economist, Office of Management and Budget Last week, the President released his FY 2023 Budget. In it, the President lays out a clear set of values – that the United States must invest in our…

Statements from the White House Office on Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Working Group II Report

Dr. Alondra Nelson, performing the duties of Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Deputy Director for Science and Society: “Today, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its latest report documenting the consequences of climate change for our planet, our nation, and our communities. It provides two clear…

Supporting Economic Growth While Tackling Climate Change

Hurricane Ida. Dixie Wildfire. Worst megadrought in centuries. Severe flooding across Europe. And that was just summer 2021. You do not have to be a climate scientist to know that we have a huge problem. The warming of the planet is wreaking havoc in all sorts of ways, with our economy suffering in its wake.…

Remarks by Vice President Harris During a Meeting on Climate Change

Secretary of War SuiteEisenhower Executive Office Building  2:46 P.M. EDT THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Hi, everyone.  Good to see all the friends.  I’m glad you’re here. Well, I wanted to stop by.  I knew the extraordinary national and international leaders were here visiting today.  Emmy told me — Brian and Gina — we’ve been talking a…

Readout of PCAST’s Meeting on Climate Change, Energy, & the Environment

The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) met on October 18-19 to discuss climate change, energy, and the environment. Co-chairs Frances Arnold (California Institute of Technology), Maria Zuber (Massachusetts Institute of Technology [MIT]), and Eric Lander (Science Advisor to the President and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology…

FACT SHEET: Biden Administration Roadmap to Build an Economy Resilient to Climate Change Impacts

Agency Actions Will Protect Retirement Plans, Homeowners, Consumers, Businesses and Supply Chains, Workers, and the Federal Government from Financial Risks of Climate Change Today, the Biden-Harris Administration released a comprehensive, government-wide strategy to measure, disclose, manage and mitigate the systemic risks climate change poses to American families, businesses, and the economy – building on actions…

ICYMI: Biden-Harris Administration Leaders Underscore Importance of Global Action to Combat Climate Change on Heels of New IPCC Report

This week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a new report that emphasized the need for immediate action by the global community to help address the climate crisis. President Biden, Vice President Harris, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Special Presidential Envoy John Kerry, National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy, Presidential Science Advisor and White…

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