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…

FACT SHEET: President Biden Directs Agencies to Analyze and Mitigate the Risk Climate Change Poses to Homeowners and Consumers, Businesses and Workers, and the Financial System and Federal Government Itself

Agency Actions Will Better Protect Workers’ Hard-Earned Savings, Create Good Jobs, and Position America to Lead the Global Economy Today, President Biden took action to address the serious threat that the climate crisis poses to our economy. Extreme weather related to climate change can disrupt entire supply chains and deprive communities of food, water, or…

Biden Administration Underscores Commitment to Combatting Climate Change, Strengthening Global Partnerships at Third Arctic Science Ministerial

TOKYO, JAPAN – Today, at the conclusion of the Third Arctic Science Ministerial, the Biden Administration underscored the urgent need to address climate change and reaffirmed its commitment to international collaborations in Arctic research support, including by strengthening partnerships with Indigenous communities. First organized by the United States in 2016, the Arctic Science Ministerial is…

Executive Order on the Establishment of the Climate Change Support Office

     By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 202 of the Revised Statutes (22 U.S.C. 2656) and section 3161 of title 5, United States Code, it is hereby ordered as follows:      Section 1.  Establishment of the Climate Change Support Office.  (a)  There…

Executive Order on Rebuilding and Enhancing Programs to Resettle Refugees and Planning for the Impact of Climate Change on Migration

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq., I hereby order as follows: Section 1.  Policy.  The long tradition of the United States as a leader in refugee resettlement provides a beacon of hope…

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