White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki is due to hold a press briefing Wednesday with Special Presidential Climate Envoy John Kerry and White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy to preview The “aggressive action” President Biden should take to tackle climate change.
Biden on Wednesday is set to take a number of executive actions focused on jobs, “fair” clean energy and “restoring” scientific integrity across the federal government.
BIDEN CLIMATE CHANGE ORDER TO TELL FEDERAL AGENCIES TO ELIMINATE FOSSIL FUEL SUBSIDIES
The order will expand its movement last week to join the Paris climate agreement. Its review of the “damaging drops in standards” that protect air, water and communities should direct federal agencies “to eliminate fossil fuel subsidies in accordance with applicable law and identify new opportunities to boost fuel economy. ‘innovation, commercialization and deployment of clean energy technologies and infrastructure,’ the White House said.
Biden’s order on Wednesday is expected to “empower American workers and businesses” to “lead a clean energy revolution” that would achieve a carbon-free industry by 2035, while the United States on an “irreversible path to a zero rate economy 2050.”
SUBMISSION OF BAN OF NEW DRILLING PERMITS ON FEDERAL LAND, WATER FOR ONE YEAR
The ordinance, according to the White House, clearly establishes climate considerations as an “essential element” of US foreign and national security policy.
The ordinance asserts that the United States “will exercise leadership to promote a significant increase in global ambition,” while making it clear that “short-term global emission reductions and zero net global emissions by mid-century – or earlier – are needed to avoid putting the world on a dangerous, potentially catastrophic climate trajectory. “
Biden last year announced that Kerry, who served as former President Obama’s secretary of state, would serve as the special presidential climate envoy and sit on the National Security Council – the first time the NSC will understand a manager dedicated to climate change. .