What We're Doing
Building a 100 percent clean future
Stabilizing global warming starts with cutting carbon pollution in the United States to half of peak levels by 2030, leading global net greenhouse gas emissions to reach zero by midcentury, and sustaining net-negative emissions thereafter.
Creating good jobs in the United States
Building a 100 percent clean future will create millions of new jobs, and policy must ensure that these jobs are located here in the United States and provide workers fair wages, good benefits, and full collective bargaining rights.
Fighting for environmental justice
Partnering with environmental justice advocates to turn the tide against environmental injustice, economic inequality, and climate change will ensure everyone can realize their fundamental right to clean air, clean water, and healthy, thriving communities.
Learning from leadership in the states
Creating a road map for federal action will lift up lessons learned from the states, local governments, and tribal nations that have made important strides for climate, justice, and jobs.
Budget Reconciliation Is the Key to Stopping Climate Change
Implementing Biden’s Justice40 Commitment To Combat Environmental Racism
Creating a Domestic U.S. Supply Chain for Clean Energy Technology
The Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund Can Accelerate an Equitable Energy Transition
The Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund can transform the clean energy landscape while advancing environmental justice; and careful implementation with equity and accountability in mind will be the key to success.
How States Can Lead on Reducing Harms From Methane
With support from the federal government, state leaders can reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas sector and help the United States meet its climate targets.
Stronger Standards on Soot Pollution Are Critical for Public Health and Environmental Justice
The Biden administration must institute stronger soot pollution standards to reverse inaction by Trump, strengthen public health, and protect environmental justice communities.
The Pathway to Industrial Decarbonization
To effectively tackle the climate crisis and reach net-zero emissions by 2050, the United States must provide a pathway to accelerating the decarbonization of heavy industry while supporting high-quality, union jobs and a clean and equitable environment.
Opinion: In a Warming Climate, San Diego Must Change How its Homes Are Cooled
Elise Gout urges San Diegans to switch to electric heat pumps—a relatively new technology that operates efficiently and at lower costs to consumers.
The Pathways to Decarbonizing Industry
Please join the Center for American Progress and the United Steelworkers of America for a reception beginning at 6:00 PM, followed by a panel discussion with esteemed experts at 6:30 PM.
The Inflation Reduction Act: What It All Means
Please join the Center for American Progress for a multipanel discussion with OMB Director Shalanda Young, one of the key officials responsible for implementing the IRA, and everyday Americans about the Inflation Reduction Act and what it will mean for the United States and the American people.
The Inflation Reduction Act Will Save Families Thousands of Dollars
The act will lower household costs across health coverage, prescription drugs, home energy, and electric vehicles.
School Air Filtration and Ventilation Strategies To Improve Health, Education, Equity, and Environmental Outcomes
Upgrading school ventilation and air filtration is a critical part of a multilayered strategy to improve and protect health, education, the environment, and equity.
How States and Cities Can Benefit From Climate Investments in the Inflation Reduction Act
State and local governments will receive financial and technical support from the Biden administration to help them achieve success under the Inflation Reduction Act, but they must also be prepared to stand up ambitious programs in their communities.
5 Major Benefits of the Inflation Reduction Act’s Climate Investments
The Inflation Reduction Act’s $369 billion in climate investments won’t just tackle climate change; they will save families money, create millions of good jobs, and reduce pollution over the next decade.
Advocates Demand Congressional Action on Climate Change After the U.S. Supreme Court Limits the Environmental Protection Agency’s Power
Environmental advocates gathered outside the Supreme Court to protest its decision in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency—and to urge Congress to take action on climate change.