ICYMI: Science (Editorial): Climate science speaks: “Act now”

By OSTP Deputy Director for Climate & Environment Jane Lubchenco and Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry Last month, one of the most remarkable scientific endeavors on the planet delivered a report to the world. Hundreds of international scientists volunteered thousands of hours to evaluate more than 14,000 scientific publications, respond to over 78,000…

Background Press Call on the Administration’s Climate Policy

Via Teleconference 3:35 P.M. EDT MODERATOR:  Hello, everyone.  Welcome to a briefing on the administration’s climate policy.  Today, our on-background call will have as its speaker [senior administration official].  As this call is on background, for the purpose of this call, our speaker will be referred to as a “senior administration official.”  The contents of…

Readout of the Sixth National Climate Task Force Meeting

On the heels of the President’s recent travel, the National Climate Task Force discussed delivering on President Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda Today, National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy convened the sixth National Climate Task Force meeting where she was joined by Cabinet members and senior leadership from across the federal government. The Climate Task Force…

White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Announces Dr. Philip Duffy As Climate Science Advisor

Duffy’s hire underscores urgency of Administration’s science-based efforts to tackle climate change Today, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) announced the addition of Dr. Philip Duffy as Climate Science Advisor to its first-ever Climate and Environment Division, reinforcing the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to using science-based approaches to rapidly reducing carbon emissions…

Readout of the Fifth National Climate Task Force Meeting

On the heels of the latest IPCC report, the National Climate Task Force met to discuss delivering on President Biden’s entire Build Back Better agenda in Congress and driving additional climate ambition. Today, National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy convened the fifth National Climate Task Force meeting where she was joined by Cabinet members and senior…

FACT SHEET: Biden Administration Announces Nearly $5 Billion in Resilience Funding to Help Communities Prepare for Extreme Weather and Climate-Related Disasters

New Funding Opportunities Will Target Disadvantaged Communities While Creating Good-Paying Jobs Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is announcing three pre-disaster funding opportunities to help states and communities prepare for major disasters that are costing lives and livelihoods and devastating local communities and businesses. These programs will allow communities to apply for nearly $5…

FACT SHEET: The Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Advances President Biden’s Climate Agenda

Last month, the President stood with Democrats and Republicans to announce the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework – which makes the largest long-term investment in our infrastructure and competitiveness in nearly a century and is an important first investment to ensure the U.S. can tackle the climate crisis. Last week, the President and Senators announced details of…

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