What We're Doing
Pursuing environmental justice
Investing in equitable climate solutions that address the country’s legacy of environmental racism while working to ensure that all communities have the right to breathe clean air, live free of dangerous levels of toxic pollution, access healthy food, and share the benefits of a prosperous economy
Creating good, clean jobs at home
Laying the groundwork for an urgent transition to a clean energy economy that works for all, creating millions of well-paying jobs with the opportunity to join a union, and improving the quality of life for all Americans in the process
Addressing the linked climate and biodiversity crises by conserving 30 percent of all U.S. lands and water by 2030 and promoting natural solutions to the climate crisis that benefit all communities
Restoring U.S. climate leadership on the global stage
By taking strong and equitable domestic action, we restore the ability to bring countries together to reduce emissions and help developing countries transition to carbon-neutral economies and adapt to inevitable impacts
By the numbers
The cost to U.S. taxpayers from extreme weather events in 2020—and it’s getting worse
CAP, “Extreme Weather Cost U.S. Taxpayers $99 Billion Last Year, and It Is Getting Worse” (2021).
The number of elected senators and representatives who still deny climate change
CAP, “Climate Deniers in the 117th Congress” (2021).
Human activity, largely burning fossil fuels, has warmed the planet this much since 1800s
The New York Times, “A Hotter Future Is Certain, Climate Panel Warns. But How Hot Is Up to Us.” (2021).
The number of plant and animal species at risk of extinction around the world today
CAP, “How Much Nature Should America Keep?” (2019).
What You Can Do
Take Action: Demand Climate Deniers in Congress Face the Facts
Take Action: Protect Our Planet for Our Children
Implementing Biden’s Justice40 Commitment To Combat Environmental Racism
The Clean Economy Revolution Will Be Unionized
A 100 Percent Clean Future
The Climate Needs a Balanced Judiciary
As litigation continues over efforts to address climate change, it is critical that America’s federal courts include judges with professional expertise advancing climate protection policies.
Social and Economic Policies Can Help Reverse Americans’ Declining Health
To meaningfully improve the health of Americans, new policies must target all of the drivers of health, including education, economic stability, neighborhoods and environments, social and community well-being, and historic inequities.
Creating a Domestic U.S. Supply Chain for Clean Energy Technology
With the federal government poised to make historic investments in deploying clean technology, America also needs policies that build renewable energy supply chains at home.
4 Things To Know About China’s Climate Approach
Understanding China’s approach to climate is vital, particularly in the lead-up to COP26.
How Oil Lobbyists Use a Rigged System to Hamstring Biden’s Climate Agenda
The oil lobby is undermining climate action and stand to benefit from the largest oil and gas lease sale to date.
Nurse Urges EPA To Clean Up Pollution From Cars
Nurse and scientist Roxana Chicas urges the U.S Environmental Protection Agency to protect public health and the climate by cleaning up pollution from cars.
Build Back Better by Advancing Better Health, Equity, Family Well-Being, and Economic Recovery
By addressing key priorities, the budget reconciliation process can advance health and economic recovery and deliver benefits to the individuals, neighborhoods, and communities that need them the most.
Optimizing the Federal Budget Process and Timeline To Center Climate Science
CAP recommendations would optimize the annual federal climate science budget process and timeline to provide necessary funding for the administration’s climate agenda.
The Build Back Better Agenda Boosts Productivity and Long-Term Economic Growth in Numerous Ways
A paper cited by critics of the Build Back Better agenda analyzes a different plan than what President Joe Biden has proposed and Congress is considering, and it ignores many positive effects of the actual plan.
The Build Back Better Act Would Greatly Lower Families’ Child Care Costs
The Build Back Better Act would ease a significant burden on middle-class families’ finances, lowering their child care costs by more than $100 per week in most states.