How Biden Aims To Amp Up The Government’s Fight Against Climate Change

“A new administration would enlist departments like Transportation, Agriculture and Treasury to advance its climate goals”

“President-elect Joe Biden is poised to embed action on climate change across the breadth of the federal government, from the departments of Agriculture to Treasury to State — expanding it beyond environmental agencies to speed U.S. efforts to mitigate global warming and to acknowledge that the problem touches many aspects of American life.

The far-reaching strategy is aimed at making significant cuts in greenhouse gas emissions even without congressional action, by maximizing executive authority.

“From the very beginning of the campaign, when President-elect Biden rolled out his climate plan, he made it clear he sees this as an all-of-government agenda, domestic, economic, foreign policy,” said Stef Feldman, campaign policy director for Biden, a Democrat. “From the very beginning, when he talked about infrastructure, he talked about making sure that it built in climate change, that we are making our communities more resilient to the effects of climate change.””

Juliet Eilperin and Annie Linskey report for the Washington Post November 11, 2020.

SEE ALSO:

“Biden's Climate Diplomacy Has Already Begun” (Washington Post)

“Energy Lobbyists Prepare For Biden, Despite Trump's Refusal To Concede” (Washington Post)

“Here Are 10 Climate Executive Actions Biden Says He Will Take On Day One” (CNN)