President Obama Announces His Climate Action Plan
On Tuesday, June 25, in a speech at Georgetown University, President Obama announced his comprehensive plan for steady, responsible action to cut carbon pollution, prepare the Nation for the impacts of climate change, and lead international efforts to address climate change as a global challenge.
The Plan builds on significant progress made during the Administration’s first term on all of these fronts, including those based on the ongoing scientific work of USGCRP’s 13 member agencies, the Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Task Force in which USGCRP participates, and USGCRP’s National Climate Assessment team.
USCGRP’s decades of research to increase our understanding of climate change impacts, better-forecast future climate changes, and develop the science-based tools and information needed to make on-the-ground decisions provide a solid scientific foundation for the President’s Climate Action Plan, especially the components relating to preparedness and resilience-building in our communities and understanding the human health impacts of climate change.
Going forward, USGCRP will continue to provide the technical support, expert insights, and science-based tools necessary to carry out the President’s plan, including the third National Climate Assessment to be published in 2014, and the Administration’s new Climate Data Initiative and associated climate-resilience toolkit. Click on the links below to view White House materials related to the Action Plan:
- The President's Climate Action Plan
- Text of President Obama’s Speech
- Climate Action Plan Fact Sheet
- Climate Action Plan Infographic
- President Obama's Weekly Address
Click on the links below to see what others are saying about the Climate Action Plan:
Video: President Obama lays out his vision for a comprehensive plan to reduce carbon pollution, prepare our country for the impacts of climate change, and lead global efforts to fight it.