Executive

EXECUTIVE

While states and cities affect progress in the fight against climate change, effective federal policy is needed to achieve deep, long-term reductions in U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, and to help strengthen climate resilience. The priorities of the executive branch have profound effects on our progress in mitigating and adapting to climate change.

WHAT ACTIONS HAVE THE LAST FEW ADMINISTRATIONS TAKEN INTERNATIONALLY?

The executive branch also plays a pivotal role in international diplomacy and has the potential to position the U.S .as a leader in combatting climate change. 

  • The Clinton Administration participated in negotiating the Kyoto Protocol, the first international greenhouse gas reduction effort. 
  • The Bush Administration effectively withdrew US four years later. Similarly, the US joined the Paris Climate Accords in 2015 during the Obama administration.
  • Two years later President Trump withdrew  the U.S. 
  • On January 20th, 2021, President Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States and he moved immediately torejoin the Paris Agreement.
  • Most recently, Michael Regan, Biden’s administrator of the EPA, announced at COP28 final standards to sharply reduce methane emissions from oil and gas operations.

WHAT HAS THE BIDEN EXECUTIVE BRANCH DONE DOMESTICALLY? 

  • On the first day of his administration, President Biden signed an executive order entitled, “Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis.” The order rolled back many actions taken by the Trump administration to loosen environmental standards and protections, and called on all federal agency heads to review and “consider suspending, revising, or rescinding agency actions” that may be inconsistent with Biden’s articulated policy. The order is divided into eight sections: (1) policy; (2) immediate review of environmental actions taken during President Trump’s term; (3) restoring national monuments; (4) Arctic refuge; (5) accounting for the benefits of reducing climate pollution; (6) revoking the March 2019 permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline; (7) other revocations; and (8) general provisions.

As directed by that Executive Order, major Federal agencies were required to develop an adaptation and resilience plan to address their most significant climate risks and vulnerabilities. On October 7, 2021, the White House announced the release of those plans. You can read them here.

  • President Biden created the Build Back Better Plan in 2021, the largest effort to combat climate change in American history. The plan sets a goal of net zero emissions in energy by 2035 and for the entire economy by 2050
  • In November 2021, Congress passed Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure (Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act) with the goal of building America’s roads, bridges and rails, tackling the climate crisis, advancing environmental justice and more.
  • In August, 2022, Congress passed Biden’s stunning Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. The Act helps reduce America’s carbon emissions 40% by 2030. It also focuses on funding job-creating green projects and making clean energy more accessible to Americans. The Act also assists communities suffering from the hardships of climate change. 
  • By executive order, President Biden created the National Climate Task Force made up of his cabinet in his government-wide approach to the climate crisis. The Task Force serves many functions: increase resilience to the impacts of climate change; protect public health; conserve our lands, waters, oceans, and biodiversity; deliver environmental justice; and spur well-paying union jobs and economic growth. 
  • In April, 2023, the President also signed an executive order to revitalize the nation’s commitment to environmental justice for all. The order calls special attention to marginalized communities who are impacted by climate change than others. 
  • In September, 2023, President Biden created the American Climate Corps to train young people for jobs in clean energy and conservation. It also promotes climate resilience and creates good-paying jobs that tackle the climate crisis. 
  • In January, 2024, the Biden administration paused the approval of new liquified natural gas exports.

Despite all his efforts, the Biden Administration does not have a perfect record on climate policy, partially explained by is not having control of Congress throughout his administration. Although, for example, he has been able to protect a large amount of federal land, he also agreed to sell off a significant amount. His administration also approved the Willow Project, a massive oil drilling operation in Alaska. That said, overall, federal oil drilling leases have slowed down significantly under the Biden Administration. 

HOW DOES THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH HANDLE CLIMATE CHANGE INTERNATIONALLY?

The Executive branch plays a pivotal role in international diplomacy and has the potential to position the US as a leader in combatting climate change and moving towards resilience. In brief:

  • The Clinton Administration participated in negotiating the Kyoto Protocol, the first international greenhouse gas reduction effort. Unfortunately, the Bush Administration effectively withdrew US four years later. Similarly, the US joined the Paris Climate Accords in 2015 during the Obama administration and withdrew just two years later — a decision made by President Trump that took effect in November 2020. 
  • President Biden rejoined the Paris Agreement in 2021 and pledged to put the climate crisis at the center of American foreign policy. 
  • The President also created the position of Special Envoy for Climate within the Department of State, John Kerry who stepped down late in January, 2024 and John Podesta took his place. President Biden ordered that the Special Envoy work with the Secretary of Treasury to develop an international climate finance plan for the United States. 

WHAT WAS EXECUTIVE CLIMATE POLICY LIKE UNDER PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATIONS? 

  • The Trump Administration (2017-2020) 

On May 3, 2019, National Geographic Magazine published an updated timeline (dating back to March, 2017) of the Trump Administration’s first two years of environmental actions and policy changes. Although much of the piece focuses on deregulations, it covers executive orders as well, including two, signed on April 9, 2019, which smoothed the path for companies to build oil and gas pipelines and limit the tools states have to block them, not to mention Trump’s earlier order to increase logging of forests on federal land, signed on December 21, 2018, a day before the government shutdown.

In just four years, the Trump administration succeeded in rolling back 98 environmental rules. As of January 20, 2021 there were still 14 more rollbacks in progress. This includes replacing the Clean Power Plan with a version that allows states to set their own rules, weakening fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards for cars and trucks, and canceling a requirement for oil and gas companies to report methane emissions

Ten Obama-era environmental rules that the Trump Administration attempted to reverse were reinstated through lawsuits and other challenges. For example, the Trump Administration delayed publishing energy standards for household appliances but were forced to do so when environmental groups sued.

  • The Obama Administration (2009-2016):

During his last six years in office, President Barack Obama flexed his executive powers to create numerous environmental regulations despite a Republican-controlled Senate. While President Obama had a Democratic congressional majority his first two years in office, the immediacy of the 2008 economic crash distracted from the sweeping legislation to combat climate change that Obama had promised. When the Republicans took the Senate in 2010, leaving the Congress divided and paralyzed, Obama turned to executive orders to move the needle on climate change. He enacted rules to bring down emissions across the US economy and established more national monuments than any other president.

However, Obama’s reliance on executive power drew ire from his adversaries who argued sweeping regulations — like the Clean Power Plan, which expanded the 1970 Clean Air Act— exemplified an abuse of executive power. When the Republicans took the Presidency as well as the Senate in 2016, President Trump moved swiftly to deregulate Obama’s efforts. The very executive powers that allowed Obama to enact regulations helping to curb carbon emissions by nearly 10% between 2008 and 2015 allowed President Trump to strip those rules away.

WHERE CAN YOU FIND A LIST OF EXECUTIVE ORDERS?

The President of the United States manages the operations of the Executive branch of Government through Executive orders. After the President signs an Executive order, the White House sends it to the Office of the Federal Register (OFR). Barack Obama issued 277 executive orders in his administration; Donald Trump issued 220 and as of March 10, 2024, Joseph R. Biden issued 135.

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KEY RESOURCES

Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)

10/04/22
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Climate Change and U.S. Financial Regulators: Overview and Recent Actions

05/16/21
Under the Biden Administration,financial regulators have announced a range of new measuresto address financial risks associated with climate change. The Department of the Treasury, theSecurities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the Federal Reserve have each…

Federal Action on Climate

10/09/20
Given the far-reaching nature of the climate challenge, effective federal policy is needed to achieve deep, long-term reductions in U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, and to help strengthen climate resilience across the U.S. economy. Even in…

U.S. Climate Regulation Database

01/27/20
This is a database of regulations and other efforts undertaken by federal agencies to address the causes and impacts of climate change. Regulations administered by EPA are organized by topic; other materials are organized by their…

A running list of how President Trump is changing environmental policy

05/03/19
The Trump administration has promised vast changes to U.S. science and environmental policy—and we’re tracking them here as they happen.

95 Environmental Rules Being Rolled Back Under Trump

08/02/19
Over four years in office, the Trump administration has dismantled major climate policies and rolled back many more rules governing clean air, water, wildlife and toxic chemicals.

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A climate change emergency.

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