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The implications of climate change on citizens, businesses, the global economy and the planet have been a topic of discussion for years — but recently, the Biden administration spotlighted the need for immediate policy and action.
In January, the White House released executive actions to tackle the climate crisis and restore scientific integrity across the federal government. Some of these commitments included creating an equitable clean energy future, building modern and sustainable infrastructure and rejoining the Paris Agreement.
In fact, President Joe Biden set goals for America to achieve a carbon pollution-free power sector by 2035 and a net-zero economy by 2050. To do so, the federal government will need support, partnership and collaboration from private sector and academia. WashingtonExec’s Top 10 Climate Change Execs to Watch in 2022 highlights industry executives dedicated to and focused on creating solutions to help combat the climate crisis, building sustainable infrastructures, making geospatial data more accessible, and applying their environmental science expertise to help the White House on climate change initiatives.