PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS, STATEMENTS, SPEECHES, PRESS BRIEFINGS, AND FACT SHEETS

PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS, STATEMENTS, SPEECHES, PRESS BRIEFINGS, AND FACT SHEETS

PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS, STATEMENTS, SPEECHES, PRESS BRIEFINGS, AND FACT SHEETS

All Presidential Actions, Statements & Releases, Speeches & Remarks, Press Briefings, and Fact Sheets (including those relating to the budget), which are directly related to climate change, are listed on this page.

All Executive Orders related to Climate Change can be found here.

All Regulations and Deregulations related to climate change can be found here.

PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS

PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS: Memorandum on Presidential Determination Pursuant to Section 303 of the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended, on Electrolyzers, Fuel Cells, and Platinum Group Metals

06/06/22
Presidential Determination Pursuant to Section 303 of the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended, on Electrolyzers, Fuel Cells, and Platinum Group Metals...

PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS: Memorandum on Presidential Determination Pursuant to Section 303 of the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended, on Electric Heat Pumps

06/06/22
Presidential Determination Pursuant to Section 303 of the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended, on Electric Heat Pumps...

PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS: A Proclamation on National Ocean Month, 2022

05/31/22
From the air we breathe to the food we eat, our magnificent ocean touches every aspect of our lives. It helps regulate the climate, supports millions of jobs, and serves as a place for exploration,…

PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS: A Proclamation on National Clean Energy Action Month, 2021

09/30/21
In the months leading up to this year’s National Clean Energy Action Month, nearly 1 in 3 Americans has seen their community struck by weather disasters. The climate crisis is here and is threatening the…

PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS: Memorandum for the Secretary of State on Unexpected Urgent Refugee and Migration Needs

06/11/21
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 2(c)(1) of the Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1962 (22 U.S.C. 2601(c)(1))…

PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS: A Proclamation on National Ocean Month, 2021

06/01/21
The world’s ocean basins are critical to the success of our Nation and, indeed, to life on Earth. The ocean powers our economy, provides food for billions of people, supplies 50 percent of the world’s…

PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS: A Proclamation on National Hurricane Preparedness Week, 2021

05/07/21
In 2020, the United States experienced a record year for extreme weather, with an unprecedented 30 named storms in the Atlantic Basin alone. Twelve of these storms, six of which were hurricanes, made landfall in…

PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS: Biden Administration Advances Expansion & Modernization of the Electric Grid

04/27/21
Departments of Energy and Transportation Announce New Actions to Upgrade America’s Power Infrastructure — Creating Jobs, Increasing Reliability, and Combating Climate Change

PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS: Executive Order on America’s Supply Chains

02/24/21
The United States needs resilient, diverse, and secure supply chains to ensure our economic prosperity and national security. Pandemics and other biological threats, cyber-attacks, climate shocks and extreme weather events, terrorist attacks, geopolitical and economic…

STATEMENTS AND RELEASES

STATEMENT: Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces Historic Investment to Electrify U.S. Postal Service Fleet

12/20/22
The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) announced an historic, $9.6 billion investment over the next five years to electrify its delivery fleet. The USPS investment includes electrifying 75% of its new purpose-built Next Generation Delivery Vehicles…

STATEMENT: Remarks by President Biden Before Meeting on the Federal-State Offshore Wind Implementation Partnership

06/23/22
The President: I Want To Say To The Press: We Have An Impressive Group Of Governors, Labor Leaders, And Business Leaders In The Room Here, But I’m Not Going To Take The Time To Introduce…

STATEMENT: Memorandum on Presidential Determination Pursuant to Section 303 of the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended, on Transformers and Electric Power Grid Components

06/06/22
Presidential Determination Pursuant to Section 303 of the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended, on Transformers and Electric Power Grid Components...

STATEMENT: Memorandum on Presidential Determination Pursuant to Section 303 of the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended, on Solar Photovoltaic Modules and Module Components

06/06/22
Presidential Determination Pursuant to Section 303 of the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended, on Solar Photovoltaic Modules and Module Components...

STATEMENT: Declaration of Emergency and Authorization for Temporary Extensions of Time and Duty-Free Importation of Solar Cells and Modules from Southeast Asia

06/06/22
Electricity is an essential part of modern life that powers homes, business, and industry. It is critical to the function of major sectors of the economy, including hospitals, schools, public transportation systems, and the defense…

STATEMENT: Joint Statement between the United States and the European Commission on European Energy Security

03/25/22
The United States and the European Commission are committed to reducing Europe’s dependency on Russian energy. We reaffirm our joint commitment to Europe’s energy security and sustainability and to accelerating the global transition to clean…

STATEMENT: Build Back Better Framework

10/28/21
The Build Back Better Act will create millions of good-paying jobs, enable more Americans to join and remain in the labor force, spur long-term growth, reduce price pressures and set the United States on course…

STATEMENT: President Biden Announces the Build Back Better Framework

10/28/21
Joe Biden believes that there’s no greater economic engine in the world than the hard work and ingenuity of the American people. But for too long, the economy has worked great for those at the…

Joint US-EU Press Release on the Global Methane Pledge

09/18/21
The United States and European Union announced today the Global Methane Pledge, an initiative to reduce global methane emissions to be launched at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 26) in November in Glasgow. President…

STATEMENT: Readout of the Sixth National Climate Task Force Meeting

09/15/21
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 discussed the President’s…

STATEMENT: Readout of the Second National Climate Task Force Meeting

03/18/21
National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy convened the second National Climate Task Force to discuss the Biden-Harris Administration’s whole-of-government approach to tackling the climate crisis, creating good-paying, union jobs, and prioritizing environmental justice.

STATEMENT: Readout of the White House’s Meeting with Climate Finance Leaders

03/09/21
National Economic Council (NEC) Director Brian Deese, National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy, and senior Administration officials held a virtual meeting with leaders and advocates focused on climate-related financial risks. The Administration officials and group discussed…

STATEMENT: Readout of President Biden, Vice President Harris, and Secretary Buttigieg’s Meeting with House Members on Infrastructure

03/04/21
President Biden, Vice President Harris, and Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg met in the Oval Office with a bipartisan group of Members of Congress from the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to discuss the critical…

STATEMENT: Readout of the White House’s Meeting with Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Leaders

03/02/21
National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy, alongside senior staff from the National Economic Council, the Council on Environmental Quality, and Department of Transportation, held a virtual meeting with CEOs from electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure companies…

STATEMENT: Readout of the First National Climate Task Force Meeting

02/11/21
National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy convened the first-ever National Climate Task Force meeting as outlined by President Biden’s January 27 executive order on tackling the climate crisis. The Task Force is chaired by the National…

STATEMENT: Accepting, on Behalf of the United States of America, the Paris Climate Agreement

01/20/21
I, Joseph R. Biden Jr., President of the United States of America, having seen and considered the Paris Agreement, done at Paris on December 12, 2015, do hereby accept the said Agreement and every article…

STATEMENT: Paris Climate Agreement

01/20/21
I, Joseph R. Biden Jr., President of the United States of America, having seen and considered the Paris Agreement, done at Paris on December 12, 2015, do hereby accept the said Agreement and every article…

SPEECHES AND REMARKS

SPEECHES: Remarks by Vice President Harris in a Conversation on Climate on “A Matter of Degrees” PodcastRemarks by Vice President Harris in a Conversation on Climate on “A Matter of Degrees” Podcast

10/18/22
THE VICE PRESIDENT: Great to be home. (Laughs.) Hi, everybody. (Applause.) Thank you all. Hi. DR. STOKES: Well, I should hang out with you more often. People really like you. (Laughter.) Vice — Vice President…

SPEECHES: Remarks by President Biden on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill and Build Back Better Agenda

10/05/21
THE PRESIDENT: Hello, Michigan! (Applause.) It’s good to be back. It really is. And, John, thank you for that introduction. The truth of the matter is there’s a reason why the American labor movement across…

SPEECHES: Remarks by President Biden at Virtual Meeting with Elected Officials to Discuss the Importance of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

08/12/21
THE PRESIDENT: Hello, folks. Sorry I’m a few minutes late. It’s good to see you all. Gretchen, how are you? I understand we have another 95,000 people on this Zoom, but apparently there’s a large…

SPEECHES: Remarks by President Biden During Briefing on the Atlantic Hurricane Outlook and Preparedness Efforts

05/24/21
Administrator Criswell, thanks for — thanks for hosting us. You know, I wanted a tested veteran for FEMA, and that’s exactly what I got in the new head of FEMA. I really do appreciate it.…

SPEECHES: Remarks by President Biden on a Future Made in America

05/18/21
My name is Joe Biden and I’m a car guy. (Applause.) I got — please sit down. I got through high school and college and law school because my dad ran an agency. And I’m…

PRESS BRIEFINGS

PRESS BRIEFING: Background Press Call Previewing the Summit of the Americas Climate Deliverables

06/08/22
President Biden will affirm the U.S. commitment to building an enduring hemispheric partnership to address climate change, create jobs, and advance energy security...

PRESS BRIEFING: Readout of White House Climate Science Roundtable on Countering “Delayism” and Communicating the Urgency of Climate Action

02/28/22
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy hosted a 2-hour virtual roundtable yesterday of climate scientists from both natural and social sciences and other experts to discuss the scientific understanding of why arguments…

U.S. Department Of Energy Announces $28 Million To Develop Clean Hydrogen

02/07/22
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) announced $28 million in federal funding for research and development (R&D) and front-end engineering design (FEED) projects that will advance…

ICYMI: President Biden Signs Executive Order Catalyzing America’s Clean Energy Economy Through Federal Sustainability

12/13/21
President Biden signed an executive order and launched the Federal Sustainability Plan last week, demonstrating how the federal government will leverage its scale and procurement power to lead by example in tackling the climate crisis. The executive order will…

PRESS BRIEFING: Background Press Call on Climate Security

10/21/21
The scientific community is clear: Human activities are directly contributing to climate change. We are already experiencing the devastating impacts that climate has wrecked on almost every aspect of our lives — from food and…

PRESS BRIEFING: by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, and Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Michael Regan, May 12, 2021

05/12/21
Secretary Buttigieg has, of course, been here before, so we’re not going to give him a lengthy introduction. But Administer — Administrator Regan previously served as the Secretary of North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality.…

PRESS BRIEFING: How the American Rescue Plan, the American Jobs Plan, and the American Families Plan Meet the Moment for Moms this Mother’s Day

05/09/21
As we mark Mother’s Day, more than a year has now passed since a once-in-a-century public health crisis, a once-in-a-generation economic crisis, and an ongoing caregiving crisis conspired to place an unprecedented burden on millions…

FACT SHEETS

FACT SHEET: U.S.-Israel Strategic High-Level Dialogue on Technology

09/30/22
President Biden and Prime Minister Lapid launched the U.S.-Israel Strategic High-Level Dialogue on Technology in July to establish a partnership on critical and emerging technologies to bring the cooperation between the countries to new heights.…

FACT SHEET: CHIPS and Science Act Will Lower Costs, Create Jobs, Strengthen Supply Chains, and Counter China

08/09/22
President Biden’s first year in office, the Biden-Harris Administration has implemented an industrial strategy to revitalize domestic manufacturing, create good-paying American jobs, strengthen American supply chains, and accelerate the industries of the future. These policies…

FACT SHEET: President Biden’s Executive Actions on Climate to Address Extreme Heat and Boost Offshore Wind

07/20/22
President Biden will reiterate that climate change is a clear and present danger to the United States. Since Congress is not acting on this emergency, President Biden will. In the coming weeks, President Biden will…

FACT SHEET: Biden-⁠Harris Administration Proposes New Standards for National Electric Vehicle Charging Network

06/09/22
The Biden-Harris Administration is announcing new steps to meet President Biden’s goal to build out the first-ever national network of 500,000 electric vehicle chargers along America’s highways and in communities, a key piece of the…

FACT SHEET: Tackling Climate Change and Creating Clean Energy Jobs in the Americas

06/09/22
Our hemisphere is facing the devastating impacts and costs of climate change. We must tackle the climate crisis and harness the opportunity for countries in the region to create good-paying jobs, grow clean energy economies,…

FACT SHEET: Biden-⁠Harris Administration Celebrates World Ocean Day with Actions to Conserve America’s Deepest Atlantic Canyon, Cut Plastic Pollution, and Create America’s First-Ever Ocean Climate Action Plan

06/08/22
Following President Biden’s proclamation of June to be National Ocean Month, and in recognition of June 8 as World Ocean Day, the White House today announced a series of new steps the Administration is taking…

FACT SHEET: President Biden Takes Bold Executive Action to Spur Domestic Clean Energy Manufacturing

06/06/22
Today’s clean energy technologies are a critical part of the arsenal we must harness to lower energy costs for families, reduce risks to our power grid, and tackle the urgent crisis of a changing climate.…

FACT SHEET: Vice President Harris Announces Action Plan on Global Water Security and Highlights the Administration’s Work to Build Drought Resilience

06/01/22
More than two billion people today lack access to safely managed drinking water, and nearly half the world’s population lacks access to safely managed sanitation services. An accelerating climate crisis will increase pressure on water…

FACT SHEET: U.S. – Japan Climate Partnership

05/23/22
Recognizing that the path to energy security runs through clean energy, the United States and Japan intend to build on their cooperation to increase climate ambition, including through decarbonization and clean energy, and continue to…

FACT SHEET: Biden-⁠Harris Administration Advances Cleaner Industrial Sector to Reduce Emissions and Reinvigorate American Manufacturing

02/15/22
The Biden-Harris Administration is announcing new actions across agencies to support American leadership on clean manufacturing—including low-carbon production of the steel and aluminum we need for electric vehicles, wind turbines, and solar panels, and the…

FACT SHEET: President Biden Renews U.S. Leadership on World Stage at U.N. Climate Conference (COP26)

11/01/21
President Joe Biden rejoined the Paris Agreement, restored U.S. leadership on the world stage, and reestablished our position to tackle the climate crisis at home and abroad. On day one at the U.N. Framework Convention…

FACT SHEET: The United States and European Union To Negotiate World’s First Carbon-Based Sectoral Arrangement on Steel and Aluminum Trade

10/31/21
The United States and the European Union announced their commitment to negotiate the world’s first carbon-based sectoral arrangement on steel and aluminum trade by 2024. This announcement delivers a major win in the fight to…

FACT SHEET: Prioritizing Climate in Foreign Policy and National Security

10/21/21
The Biden-Harris Administration has prioritized addressing the climate crisis both at home and as a core element of our national security and foreign policy. The climate crisis is reshaping our physical world, with the Earth’s…

FACT SHEET: Biden Administration Makes Climate Information and Decision Tools More Accessible

10/12/21
The Biden Administration is launching a whole-of-government initiative to deliver accessible and actionable information to individuals and communities that are being hit by flooding, drought, wildfires, extreme heat, coastal erosion, and other intensifying climate impacts.

FACT SHEET: Biden Administration Releases Agency Climate Adaptation and Resilience Plans from Across Federal Government

10/07/21
The Biden-Harris Administration released plans developed by more than 20 federal agencies that outline the steps each agency will take to ensure their facilities and operations adapt to and are increasingly resilient to climate change…

FACT SHEET: President Biden Restores Protections for Three National Monuments and Renews American Leadership to Steward Lands, Waters, and Cultural Resources

10/07/21
As part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s effort to better protect, conserve, and restore the lands and waters that sustain the health of communities and power our economy, President Biden will sign three proclamations restoring protections…

FACT SHEET: Biden Administration Mobilizes to Protect Workers and Communities from Extreme Heat

09/20/21
President Biden is launching a coordinated, interagency effort to respond to extreme heat that threatens the lives and livelihoods of Americans, especially workers, children, and seniors. While climate-related disasters like hurricanes, wildfires, and floods produce…

FACT SHEET: Biden Administration Advances the Future of Sustainable Fuels in American Aviation

09/09/21
President Biden is taking steps to coordinate leadership and innovation across the federal government, aircraft manufacturers, airlines, fuel producers, airports, and non-governmental organizations to advance the use of cleaner and more sustainable fuels in American…

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

08/09/21
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…

FACT SHEET: The President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2022

05/28/21
Under the President’s leadership, America is getting back on track. We are beginning to turn the tide on the pandemic. The economy is growing and creating jobs. And students are getting back into classrooms. But…

FACT SHEET: The American Jobs Plan Will Produce, Preserve, and Retrofit More Than 2 Million Affordable Housing Units and Create Good-Paying Jobs

05/26/21
Even after the COVID-19 pandemic, tens of millions of Americans will struggle to access affordable, safe, energy efficient, and resilient housing. Across the country, 11 million families pay more than half their income on rent,…

FACT SHEET: Biden Administration Opens Pacific Coast to New Jobs and Clean Energy Production with Offshore Wind Development

05/25/21
The White House convened National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy, California Governor Gavin Newsom, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, and Under Secretary for Defense for Policy Dr. Colin Kahl to announce an effort to advance areas for…

FACT SHEET: Biden Administration Invests $1 Billion To Protect Communities, Families, and Businesses Before Disaster Strikes

05/24/21
President Biden will meet with members of his homeland security and climate teams at the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Response Coordination Center in Washington, D.C. to receive an update on preparations for the…

FACT SHEET: President Biden Directs Agencies to Analyze and Mitigate the Risk Climate Change Poses to Homeowners and Consumers, Businesses and Workers, and the Financial System and Federal Government Itself

05/20/21
President Biden took action to address the serious threat that the climate crisis poses to our economy. Extreme weather related to climate change can disrupt entire supply chains and deprive communities of food, water, or…

FACT SHEET: The American Jobs Plan Supercharges the Future of Transportation and Manufacturing

05/18/21
Increasingly, the global market is shifting to electric vehicles (EVs) – tapping into EVs’ potential to save families thousands of dollars, lower carbon pollution, and make the air we breathe cleaner. Yet, despite pioneering the…

FACT SHEET: Biden Administration Accelerates Efforts to Create Jobs Making American Buildings More Affordable, Cleaner, and Resilient

05/17/21
The White House convened leaders from across the Administration to announce new federal investments in building energy efficiency and electrification, as well as new opportunities to modernize homes and businesses which will create good-paying, union…

FACT SHEET: Biden Administration Outlines Key Resources to Invest in Coal and Power Plant Community Economic Revitalization

04/23/21
The White House Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization released a report that was delivered to President Biden and included the initial recommendations from the Interagency Working Group to…

FACT SHEET: President Biden’s Leaders Summit on Climate

04/23/21
President Biden fulfilled his commitment to rejoin the Paris Agreement. Days later, he took executive actions to ensure we tackle the climate crisis at home and abroad – all while creating jobs and strengthening our…

FACT SHEET: President Biden Sets 2030 Greenhouse Gas Pollution Reduction Target Aimed at Creating Good-Paying Union Jobs and Securing U.S. Leadership on Clean Energy Technologies

04/22/21
President Biden will announce a new target for the United States to achieve a 50-52 percent reduction from 2005 levels in economy-wide net greenhouse gas pollution in 2030 – building on progress to-date and by…

FACT SHEET: The American Jobs Plan

03/31/21
While the American Rescue Plan is changing the course of the pandemic and delivering relief for working families, this is no time to build back to the way things were. This is the moment to…

FACT SHEET: President Biden to Sign Executive Actions Restoring America’s Place in the World

02/04/21
Today, President Biden is sending a message loud and clear to the rest of the world: America is back. Since taking office, President Biden has already undertaken a number of steps to strengthen our nation…

MEMORANDUM

MEMORANDUM: on Restoring Trust in Government Through Scientific Integrity and Evidence-Based Policymaking

01/27/21
Scientific and technological information, data, and evidence are central to the development and iterative improvement of sound policies, and to the delivery of equitable programs, across every area of government.