Readout of the December National Climate Task Force Meeting

Following COP26 and the President’s signing of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the National Task Force launches new Federal Sustainability Plan to lead by example across procurement and operations Today, National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy convened the National Climate Task Force with Cabinet members and senior leadership from across the Biden-Harris Administration. This meeting followed on…

FACT SHEET: Renewed U.S. Leadership in Glasgow Raises Ambition to Tackle Climate Crisis

International Community Put Forward Innovative Efforts to Build a Clean Energy Economy and Create Jobs  The United States Will Continue to Push for Action Beyond Glasgow and Keep 1.5 Degrees Celsius Goal Alive  On day one at the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), President Joe Biden made clear that Glasgow must raise global ambition during this decisive decade of climate action…

New Tools Needed to Assess Climate-Related Financial Risk

By Heather Boushey, Noah Kaufman, and Jeffery Zhang One of the most important roles that economists play is to provide policymakers with a better understanding of trends in the economy. From the development of national income and product accounts, to estimating poverty thresholds, to indices that capture market concentration, economists have developed quantitative tools to…

U.S. President Biden, European Commission President Von Der Leyen, And UK Prime Minister Johnson Announce Commitment To Addressing Climate Crisis Through Infrastructure Development

Building on the June 2021 commitment of G7 Leaders to launch a values-driven, high-standard, and transparent infrastructure partnership to meet global infrastructure development needs, U.S. President Biden and European Commission President von der Leyen hosted a discussion on the margins of COP26 with UK Prime Minister Johnson, Barbadian Prime Minister Mottley, Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau,…

REMARKS BY VICE PRESIDENT HARRIS ON BUILD BACK BETTER AND CLIMATE INITIATIVES AFTER A TOUR OF JOHN F. KENNEDY AIRPORT

John F. Kennedy AirportNew York, New York  THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Hello, everyone.  It’s good to be back in New York.  Hello, everyone.  Hello.  Hello.  (Applause.)  Please have a seat.  Please have a seat.  It’s good to see you all.  It’s good to see you all. Secretary Jennifer Granholm, thank you for your years of leadership. …

On-The-Record Press Call by Special Envoy John Kerry and National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy Previewing Day One of COP26

Via Teleconference 5:49 P.M. CET MR. PATEL:  Hi, everybody.  Good afternoon, or good evening, depending on where you are in the world.  Thank you so much for joining us on this call with National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy and Special Climate Envoy John Kerry.  It’s a special day over Zoom for Massachusetts and Boston.  As…

White House Continues to Grow Historic Climate and Environment Team

Five renowned experts join robust OSTP climate and environment team, highlighting urgency of Administration’s efforts to tackle climate change and loss of biodiversity Today, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) announced five key additions – Dr. Patrick Gonzalez, Kate Dargan Marquis, Dr. Heather Tallis, Dr. Ann Marie Carlton, and Haley Case-Scott…

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. …

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