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President Barack Obama looks at the Grand Canyon in Arizona on Aug. 16, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

CEQ Blog

  • Federal Sustainability: Leading by Example and Driving Innovation

    At the 2015 GreenGov Symposium, Federal agencies and stakeholders came together to highlight Federal sustainability achievements and discuss strategies to continue meeting sustainability goals.

  • Unlocking Wind Power Across America

    The Energy Department released a new report – Enabling Wind Power Nationwide – that shows how the next generation of wind turbines can help expand wind power in all 50 states.

  • Celebrating National Bike to Work Day

    On Bike to Work Day, Federal Chief Sustainability Officer Kate Brandt highlights the importance of sustainable commuting.

  • The Value of the National Environmental Policy Act

    The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is a landmark environmental law with a 45 year history of driving better quality projects and better outcomes for communities. Here are a few facts to keep in mind about NEPA.

  • Taking Action for America’s PrepareAthon!

    For America’s PrepareAthon! National Day of Action, individuals, families, and communities across the country are coming together to take action to prepare for diverse threats including tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, wildfires, and winter storms.

Climate Action Plan

On June 25, 2013, President Obama laid out his comprehensive plan for steady action to reduce carbon pollution in America, prepare our country for the impacts of climate change, and lead global efforts to fight it. Learn more about the President's Plan:

  • Text of the President's Speech
  • Weekly Address
  • Infographic
  • Fact Sheet
  • The Climate Action Plan
  • What Business Leaders are Saying
  • Disproving the Myths
  • How Climate Change Impacts Your State