WASHINGTON (January 11, 2021) — When Joseph R. Biden and Kamala D. Harris take office on January 20, they will usher in a new era of climate action in the United States. President-elect Biden has committed to re-enter the Paris Agreement, halt President Trump’s dangerous environmental rollbacks and develop a COVID-19 recovery package that reboots the economy while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution that jeopardize lives. The bold agenda set by the Biden-Harris administration will be bolstered by the Democratic Party-controlled U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

What are the most consequential actions President-elect Biden could take early in his presidency? What new opportunities does a Democratic Party-controlled U.S. Senate unlock for advancing the Biden administration’s climate priorities? And what opportunities are there for the United States to re-position itself as a leader on climate change on the global stage?

Join WRI’s pre-inaugural press call on Friday, January 15 at 12:45pm EST to hear from leading experts on U.S. and international climate policy. We will provide ample time for questions on a wide range of topics, including executive action, federal legislation, COVID-19 recovery, the Paris Agreement, sustainable transport, nature-based climate solutions, clean electricity standards and more.

Register for the press call on Friday, January 15

WRI Press Call on a New Era of Climate Action Under President Biden and the 117th Congress

Friday, January 15, 2021 at 12:45 pm EST 


  • Helen Mountford, Vice President, Climate & Economics, WRI
  • Dan Lashof, Director, WRI United States
  • Christina DeConcini, Director of Government Affairs, WRI
  • Moderated by Rhys Gerholdt, Media and Communications Director, Climate Program, WRI

Additional respondents available:

  • David Waskow, International Climate Director, Climate Program, WRI
  • Joe Thwaites, Associate, WRI Center for Sustainable Finance

Register here: https://wri.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LNPPLyInRiihdFsvPHwzNA

Questions? Email Rhys Gerholdt (rhys.gerholdt@wri.org).