Background Press Call on Climate Security

Via Teleconference (October 20, 2021) 4:20 P.M. EDT MODERATOR:  Thanks.  And hello, everyone.  Our sincere apologies for starting late and for the mix-up with the dial-in. We will be sure to have a transcript available for you all and those who are joining, or not able to join, at some point later on this evening. …

National Climate Task Force

President Biden’s Whole-of-Government Effort to Tackle the Climate Crisis “This is a case where conscience and convenience cross paths, where dealing with this existential threat to the planet and increasing our economic growth and prosperity are one and the same. When I think of climate change … I think of jobs.” President Joe Biden Before…

Taking Action to Address Climate-Related Fiscal Risk

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 The consequences of climate change are already causing profound impacts on communities across the country and in nearly every economic sector. In 2021 alone, Americans have faced historic floods,…

Expanding and Improving Climate Information and Services for the Public

By: Eric S. Lander, PhDThe President’s Science Advisor and Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy Richard W. Spinrad, PhDUnder Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Deanne CriswellAdministrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency Every day, Americans make decisions that affect their resilience…

FACT SHEET: Biden Administration Makes Climate Information and Decision Tools More Accessible

Today, the Biden Administration is launching a whole-of-government initiative to deliver accessible and actionable information to individuals and communities that are being hit by flooding, drought, wildfires, extreme heat, coastal erosion, and other intensifying climate impacts. This effort will put authoritative and useful information into the hands of more Americans—from broadcast meteorologists sharing climate information…

FACT SHEET:  Biden Administration Releases Agency Climate Adaptation and Resilience Plans from Across Federal Government

Today, the Biden-Harris Administration released plans developed by more than 20 federal agencies that outline the steps each agency will take to ensure their facilities and operations adapt to and are increasingly resilient to climate change impacts. The plans reflect President Biden’s whole-of-government approach to confronting the climate crisis as agencies integrate climate-readiness across their…

Climate Policy Office

The White House Office of Domestic Climate Policy (Climate Policy Office) implements the President’s domestic climate agenda, coordinating the all-of-government approach to tackle the climate crisis, create good-paying, union jobs, and advance environmental justice. President Biden has appointed Gina McCarthy as the National Climate Advisor and Ali Zaidi as the Deputy National Climate Advisor. Under…

Meeting of the Major Economies on Energy and Climate September 17, 2021: Chair’s Summary

On September 17, 2021, President Biden convened the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate (MEF), as a follow-up to the convening of that group during his Leaders Summit on Climate in April.  Participants underscored the urgency of strengthening climate ambition ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP 26) in Glasgow and beyond, and many announced their support…

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