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
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.