Understanding Disproportionate Risks of Climate Change
EPA’s “Climate Change and Social Vulnerability” report quantifies the risks of climate change to socially vulnerable populations in the U.S.
Phasing Down Climate-Damaging Chemicals
On September 23, 2021, EPA announced a new program to phase down climate-damaging hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).
Informing Discussions about Environmental Justice
Explore the Power Plants and Neighboring Communities mapping tool.
EPA's climate change website is back, with more content to come. Please return as we add new information and features. Learn more about the objectives of the EPA Climate Change website.
Understanding and addressing climate change is critical to EPA's mission of protecting human health and the environment. EPA tracks and reports greenhouse gas emissions, leverages sound science, and works to reduce emissions to combat climate change.
EPA is committed to advancing the goals of environmental justice for all Americans, including those historically marginalized, overburdened, underserved, and living with the legacy of structural racism. Additional web content about climate change and environmental justice is currently under development.
The Biden-Harris administration has taken executive actions to tackle the climate crisis at home and abroad, protect public health and the environment and restore science to tackle the climate crisis, and rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement.