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.…

FACT SHEET: Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces Roadmap for Nature-Based Solutions to Fight Climate Change, Strengthen Communities, and Support Local Economies

New actions and recommendations announced at COP27 will make nature-based solutions a go-to option for fighting climate change and boost progress towards U.S. climate goals Today at COP27 in Egypt, the Biden-Harris Administration is releasing the Nature-Based Solutions Roadmap, an outline of strategic recommendations to put America on a path that will unlock the full…

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…

STATE FACT SHEETS: How the Inflation Reduction Act Lowers Energy Costs, Creates Jobs, and Tackles Climate Change Across America

Today, the White House released state fact sheets highlighting how the Inflation Reduction Act tackles the climate crisis in states across the country and how families and communities can benefit from a clean energy future. The fact sheet outlines how families can save on their utility bills, get tax credits for electric vehicles and energy-saving…

Statement by Dr. Alondra Nelson on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Working Group III Report

Today, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a report underscoring that humanity is not on track to meet the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5° C (2.7° F) or to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Despite more widespread adoption of policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, global emissions continue to…

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…

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…

FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Releases Fifth National Climate Assessment and Announces More Than $6 Billion to Strengthen Climate Resilience Across the Country

Fifth National Climate Assessment (NCA5) shows decline in U.S. greenhouse gas emissions even as population and GDP have grown Since Day One, President Biden has delivered on the most ambitious climate agenda in history – signing into law the largest investment in climate action ever, including more than $50 billion in climate resilience, taking bold…

White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Announces National Climate Assessment Art Submission Award Winners

Ninety-two artists from across the nation will have their work featured in the upcoming Fifth National Climate Assessment (NCA5). This work harnesses the power of art to advance the national conversation around climate change. Today, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) announced the top five award winners of Art x Climate,…

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