Press Release

Biden Creates Top Treasury Post to Promote Climate Solutions

Jake Thompson
jthompson@nrdc.org, 301-602-3627

Elizabeth Heyd
eheyd@nrdc.org, 202-813-8315

WASHINGTON – The Biden administration today announced the creation of a senior post in the Treasury Department to help advance economic policies that address climate change.

The following is a statement from Doug Sims, director of the Green Finance Center, Resilient Communities, in the Healthy People & Thriving Communities program at NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council):

“This new climate-focused post at Treasury is an important part of the Biden administration’s whole-of-government approach to the climate crisis. The Treasury team has a key part to play in advancing solutions addressing the rising risks and economic opportunities of climate change, domestically and internationally. And this position will be essential in pushing the necessary transition from dirty fuels to renewable and sustainable energy.”

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