WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: Biden-Harris Administration Announces Historic $20 Billion in Awards to Expand Access to Clean Energy and Climate Solutions and Lower Energy Costs for Communities Across the Nation

Yesterday, as part of President Biden’s historic climate agenda, Vice President Kamala Harris and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan announced $20 billion in awards to expand access to clean energy and climate solutions and lower energy costs for communities across the nation. This investment, made possible by President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act, will stand…

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,…

FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Announces New Actions to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Combat the Climate Crisis

New steps will catalyze action across the federal government to account for climate change impacts in budgeting, procurement, and other agency decisions, and save hardworking families money From unprecedented wildfires, to extreme flooding, to record breaking hurricanes, Americans across the country are feeling the devastating impacts of the climate crisis. In just the first eight…

A Proclamation on National Clean Energy Action Month, 2023

America is once again leading the world in the fight against climate change, and our Nation is in the midst of a clean energy revolution — reducing pollution, lowering energy costs, creating good-paying jobs, and making sure clean energy technologies are made in America.  During National Clean Energy Action Month, we celebrate that historic progress…

Readout of the National Academies Workshop on Incorporating Climate into Macroeconomic Modeling

Last week, Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) Member Heather Boushey, Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Deputy Director for Industrial Innovation Justina Gallegos, OSTP Chief Environmental Economist Solomon Hsiang, and other officials from across the Biden-Harris Administration participated in a workshop on Incorporating Climate into Macroeconomic Modeling convened by the National Academies of Sciences,…

FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Makes Historic Investments to Build Community Climate Resilience

Over the past two years, more than 100 million Americans have been personally affected by an extreme weather event. The record-shattering heat wave that hit Puerto Rico earlier this month, recent wildfire smoke that blanketed the Midwest and East Coast, and devastating storms in California, are just the latest evidence that climate change is not…

U.S.-Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Statement on Reaffirming U.S.-Pacific Partnership

We—the governments of Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, and the United States of America—meet on the occasion of the second U.S.- Pacific Islands Forum Summit, held at the…

President Biden Announces Key Appointments to the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council

WASHINGTON – Today, President Biden announced his intent to appoint 12 additional members to the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council (WHEJAC), which is a federal advisory committee that President Biden established under Executive Order 14008 of January 27, 2021, on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad. The Council provides advice and recommendations…

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Spanish Translation of Fifth National Climate Assessment

Lee esta nota de prensa en español aquí. Today, Earth Day, the Biden-Harris Administration announced the availability of all chapters of the Fifth National Climate Assessment (NCA5) in Spanish. This marks the first time that the National Climate Assessment has been translated into Spanish, greatly broadening the reach and accessibility of the U.S. government’s premier resource…

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: Biden-Harris Administration Advances Commitment to Protect Old Growth Forests on National Forest System Lands

The Biden-Harris Administration took new and historic steps this week to implement President Biden’s Executive Order to conserve and restore America’s mature and old growth forests. America’s forests are a key climate solution, absorbing carbon dioxide equivalent to more than 10% of U.S. annual greenhouse gas emissions. This week’s actions include a first-of-its kind proposal…

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