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, Conservation
Senior Director, Domestic Climate and Energy Policy
Senior Fellow, Energy and Environment
Senior Vice President, Energy and Environment
Director, Energy and Environment Campaigns
Director, Public Lands
Associate Director, Energy and Environment Campaigns
MAGA Republicans Want To Take Us Back 50 Years
The Biggest Brands Aren’t Paying Taxes
Saving the Planet for Future Generations–and Saving You Money
Earth Day Special: Christy Goldfuss on the Climate and Clean Energy
This week on "The Tent," Daniella and Christy Goldfuss, senior vice president of Energy and Environment at the Center for American Progress, discuss recent climate research, the state of climate legislation, and what Democrats can do to prepare for the midterm elections.
We Need Climate Action—Now
A Path Forward on Build Back Better
Reviving Build Back Better requires Democrats to focus on the elements that will lower costs for American families and that can secure the necessary votes in Congress.
House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn on Voting Rights, the Supreme Court, and More
This week on “The Tent,” House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (D-SC) joins Daniella to discuss the path forward on voting rights and the president’s economic and climate agenda.
Build Back Better will lower costs for families, seniors, and workers
How the Build Back Better Act Will Cut Costs for Families
This week on "The Tent," Daniella chats with Seth Hanlon about the state of the economy and discuses the passage of the historic bipartisan infrastructure bill.
John Podesta on COP26 and the Build Back Better Agenda
This week on "The Tent," Daniella and CAP founder John Podesta discuss the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference and President Joe Biden's Build Back Better agenda.