FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Launches Initiative to Modernize Building Codes, Improve Climate Resilience, and Reduce Energy Costs

New Building Codes Initiative will boost resilience to the impacts of climate change, lower utility bills for homes and businesses, and prioritize underserved communities Today, the Biden-Harris Administration is announcing a National Initiative to Advance Building Codes that will help state, local, Tribal, and territorial governments adopt the latest, current building codes and standards, enabling…

FACT SHEET: Readout of the April National Climate Task Force Meeting

Task Force kicked off Earth Week by highlighting historic progress on climate Today, National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy held the eleventh meeting of the National Climate Task Force to launch a week of Administration actions leading up to Earth Day that build on President Biden’s historic progress to tackle the climate crisis and reduce emissions…

National Climate Task Force

President Biden’s Actions to Tackle the Climate Crisis President Biden campaigned on a bold vision of tackling the climate crisis with the urgency that science demands, by building a clean energy economy that benefits all Americans—with lower costs for families, good-paying jobs for workers, and healthier air and cleaner water for communities. Since Day One,…

Readout of the March National Climate Task Force Meeting

National Task Force discussed ways to lower prices at the pump and secure true energy independence Yesterday, National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy convened the tenth meeting of the National Climate Task Force with Cabinet members and senior leadership from across the Biden-Harris Administration. The Task Force focused on how agencies can continue supporting the President’s…

Readout of White House Climate Science Roundtable on Countering “Delayism” and Communicating the Urgency of Climate Action

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy hosted a 2-hour virtual roundtable yesterday of climate scientists from both natural and social sciences and other experts to discuss the scientific understanding of why arguments for delaying action on climate change are appealing and how they can be countered effectively. The event is the first…

CEQ Publishes Draft Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool, Key Component in the Implementation of President Biden’s Justice40 Initiative

Screening Tool Will Help Federal Agencies Ensure that the Benefits of Federal Programs are Reaching Disadvantaged Communities Today, the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) released a beta version of the Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool (CEJST), a major step toward addressing current and historic environmental injustices and fulfilling a key campaign promise…

Readout of Stakeholder Call on the Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities Program

Today, White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy and Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Robert Bonnie led a call with farmers, ranchers, foresters, and climate advocates to discuss the Department of Agriculture’s new Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities program, which will invest $1 billion. On the call, Advisor McCarthy tied the…

One-Year Wrap-Up: Highlights from the Council on Environmental Quality’s Progress in Tackling the Climate Crisis, Advancing Environmental Justice, Conserving and Restoring Lands and Waters, Boosting Clean Energy Investments and Strengthening Federal Sustainability

The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) is working to advance five major environmental priorities of the Biden-Harris Administration: addressing climate change; strengthening federal sustainability; advancing environmental justice; conserving our lands and waters; and ensuring that implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) promotes sound and well-informed decision making. In the first year…

The Authors of the Fifth National Climate Assessment Want to Hear from You

By: Allison CrimminsDirector, National Climate Assessment Climate impacts like wildfires, extreme heat, and violent storms are no longer things we think of as future worries. The signs of our changing planet are all around us, happening here, now, to us—in our communities and homes, to our families, friends, and neighbors. Worldwide alarm bells went off…

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