Climate 21 Project



Climate 21 Project

The Climate 21 Project taps the expertise of more than 150 experts with high-level government experience, including nine former cabinet appointees, to deliver actionable advice for a rapid-start, whole-of-government climate response coordinated by the White House and accountable to the President.

The memos below contain the Climate 21 Project’s recommendations for 11 White House offices, federal departments, and federal agencies, as well as cross-cutting recommendations on personnel and hiring.

Importantly, the Climate 21 Project is not offering a policy agenda. Rather, the memos below contain recommendations that can help the President hit the ground running and build the capacity of his administration to tackle the climate crisis quickly with the existing tools at hand.

The recommendations are focused in scope on areas where the contributors have the most expertise. An all-of-government mobilization on climate change will require important work by additional federal departments and agencies that were not examined by the Climate 21 Project.

To view the recommendations, please click the links below:

Transition Recommendations for Climate Governance and Action

Executive Office of the President

Office of Management and Budget

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Department of the Interior

Department of Energy

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Department of Transportation

Department of State

Department of Justice

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Department of the Treasury

Attracting and Hiring Climate Change Talent

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