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).
What You Can Do
Take Action: Demand Climate Deniers in Congress Face the Facts
Take Action: Protect Our Planet for Our Children
Implementing Biden’s Justice40 Commitment To Combat Environmental Racism
The Clean Economy Revolution Will Be Unionized
A 100 Percent Clean Future
Investing in Millennials Through an Economy that Works for All
Rebecca D. Vallas, Director of Policy, Poverty to Prosperity Program, testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Budget.
Fixing Sequestration and Improving the Budget Process
Carmel Martin, Executive Vice President for Policy at the Center for American Progress, submitted testimony to the House Budget Committee for its hearing on the first principles of congressional budgeting.
Biennial Budgeting Would Be a Setback in Efforts to Reform Congressional Budgeting
Scott Lilly, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, testifies before the House Committee on Rules, Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process, on the question of two-year budgeting.
How to Harness a Game-Changing Resource for Export, Domestic Consumption, and Transportation Fuel
Daniel J. Weiss, Senior Fellow and Director of Climate Strategy at the Center for American Progress, submitted testimony to the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on "How to Harness a Game-Changing Resource for Export, Domestic Consumption, and Transportation Fuel."
Trade Implication of U.S. Energy Policy and the Export of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)
Daniel J. Weiss, Senior Fellow and Director of Climate Strategy at the Center for American Progress, testifies before the Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Trade.
Comments on Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, or FSEIS, for the Keystone XL, or KXL, Pipeline Permit
While the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, or FSEIS, acknowledges that the Keystone XL Pipeline would increase carbon pollution if built, it still underestimates the potential larger carbon pollution release and the tremendous impact that it could have on climate change.
The Economic Budget Outlook for Individuals, Families, and Communities
CAP President Neera Tanden testifies before the Senate Budget Committee.
U.S. Crude Oil Exports: Opportunities and Challenges
Daniel J. Weiss, Senior Fellow and Director of Climate Strategy at the Center for American Progress, testifies before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
America’s Energy Revolution: A New Path to Jobs and Economic Growth
Daniel J. Weiss, Senior Fellow and Director of Climate Strategy at the Center for American Progress, testifies before the House Committee on the Budget.
The Offshore Energy and Jobs Act
Michael Conathan, Director of Ocean Policy at the Center for American Progress, testifies before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.