Thank you, President Biden and Vice President Harris for taking bold steps to mitigate the climate crisis. The United States has been one of the world’s top global warming polluters, and we owe it to our country, and the world, to become leaders in the climate movement. The climate crisis impacts our health, national security, economy, and displaces people, often impacting our most vulnerable communities. Becoming a leader in this movement will not only stimulate our economy but will provide our younger people and our biodiversity with the opportunity to have a resilient future, because “we do not inherit our Earth from our ancestors, we are borrowing it from our children”.
Below is information on the Biden Administrations Executive Orders.
President Biden has directed his Administration to:
Center the Climate Crisis in U.S. Foreign Policy and National Security Considerations
Take a Whole-of-Government Approach to the Climate Crisis
Leverage the Federal Government’s Footprint and Buying Power to Lead by Example
Rebuild Our Infrastructure for a Sustainable Economy
Advance Conservation, Agriculture, and Reforestation
Revitalize Energy Communities
Secure Environmental Justice and Spur Economic Opportunity
SCIENTIFIC INTEGRITY PRESIDENTIAL MEMORANDUM
The Presidential Memorandum on Scientific Integrity and Evidence-Based Policymaking directs agencies to make evidence-based decisions guided by the best available science and data. Scientific and technological information, data, and evidence are central to the development and iterative improvement of sound policies, and to the delivery of effective and equitable programs. Improper political interference in the scientific process, with the work of scientists, and in the communication of scientific facts undermine the welfare of the nation, contribute to systemic inequities and injustices, and violates the public trust.
The memorandum charges the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) with the responsibility for ensuring scientific integrity across federal agencies. The OSTP Director is directed to review the effectiveness of agency scientific-integrity policies and assess agency scientific-integrity policies and practices going forward.
In addition, agencies that oversee, direct, or fund research are tasked with designating a senior agency employee as Chief Science Officer to ensure agency research programs are scientifically and technologically well-founded and conducted with integrity. Because science, facts, and evidence are vital to addressing policy and programmatic issues across the Federal Government, all agencies – not just those that fund, conduct, or oversee scientific research –must designate a senior career employee as the agency’s Scientific Integrity Official to oversee the implementation and iterative improvement of scientific-integrity policies and processes.
EXECUTIVE ORDER ESTABLISHING THE PRESIDENT’S COUNCIL OF ADVISORS ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Leaders across the Biden-Harris Administration, including the President himself and his senior advisors in the Executive Office of the President, will seek input, advice, and the best available science, data, and scientific and technological information from scientists, engineers, and other experts in science, technology, and innovation.
To that end, and in alignment with the scientific-integrity memorandum’s charge to reestablish scientific and technological advisory committees, this order re-establishes the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). The PCAST– co-chaired by the President’s Science Advisor – will advise the President on a policy that affects science, technology, and innovation. The Council will also advise the President on scientific and technical information that is needed to inform public policy relating to the economy, worker empowerment, education, energy, environment, public health, national and homeland security, racial equity, and other topics.
This information has been taken from the White House Statements & Releases on January 27th, 2021. READ MORE