The Obama administration’s recently released methane strategy is the latest step to address climate change, but additional action is required to reduce emissions of this powerful greenhouse gas.
These five clean energy and public health priorities for the president's second term are vital to slowing climate change and building on the clean energy successes of the past year.
The Clogged Carbon Sink: U.S. Public Lands Are the Source of 4.5 Times More Carbon Pollution Than They Can Absorb
Public lands can help solve the climate crisis rather than worsen it.
President Barack Obama’s Task Force on Climate Preparedness must identify federal disaster-recovery and resilience costs and the revenue to pay for them.
The Obama administration is seeking to double production of clean energy from public lands, a vital front in the war on climate change.
The president and Congress should create a federal resilience fund for communities nationwide to invest in protection for people, homes, and businesses from future extreme weather events.
Focusing on increasing the use of clean energy technologies in the affordable multifamily housing market would make families more secure and strengthen local economies.
The president should enlist all federal credit programs in the fight against climate change.
The president’s call to reduce the size of the federal government’s enormous energy-consumption footprint could significantly curb the effects of climate change and help secure a cleaner, more stable environment.
The president’s major speech on climate change set the stage for policies that will improve the health of our planet, including the 71 percent of it that is covered by oceans.
The president’s comprehensive plan outlines steps to reduce U.S. pollution, better coordinate international efforts to solve the problem of climate change, and provide additional protection from the effects of climate change.
The Obama administration has made great strides in addressing climate change, but much more must and can be done.