Tackling Climate Change and Environmental Injustice
We pursue climate action that meets the crisis’s urgency, creates good-quality jobs, benefits disadvantaged communities, and restores U.S. credibility on the global stage.
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).
Behind the Math: Why the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal is NOT a Climate Bill
Director, International Climate Policy
Senior Director, International Climate Policy
Senior Director, Public Lands
Senior Director, Domestic Climate and Energy Policy
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Senior Vice President, Energy and Environment
Director, Energy and Environment Campaigns
Director, Public Lands
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Rep. Wendy E.N Thomas: Infrastructure Bill will help mitigate ‘forever chemicals’
In an op-ed, New Hampshire state Rep. Wendy E.N. Thomas (D) describes how contaminated drinking water contributed to deteriorating public health in her community. Thomas explains how federal grants from the Biden administration’s infrastructure policies are delivering long-awaited relief to affected communities.
CAP’s Trevor Higgins on Hurricane Ian and Climate Change
This week, Daniella sits down with CAP's Trevor Higgins to discuss Hurricane Ian and the worsening impacts of extreme weather and climate change.
How the Inflation Reduction Act Will Drive Global Climate Action
The Inflation Reduction Act puts the United States on track to meeting its Paris Agreement commitment and to reclaiming the mantle of global climate leadership.
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.