Gina McCarthy tapped to coordinate U.S. climate agenda

Gina McCarthy, president and CEO of the Natural Resources Defense Council and chair of the board of advisers of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment, has been chosen by President-elect Joe Biden to lead the incoming administration’s domestic climate agenda.

In her new role as national climate adviser, McCarthy will work to weave climate policy throughout the federal government, with the goal of cutting emissions of the greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change, according to a December 15, 2020 Washington Post article.

McCarthy led the Environmental Protection Agency under President Obama. In that capacity, she spearheaded efforts to curb greenhouse-gas emissions from power plants and vehicles.

Read the Washington Post article: Biden picks former EPA chief Gina McCarthy as White House climate czar