In his own words: “As study after study has shown, the future of our planet depends on how boldly and comprehensively we address this issue of climate change. My first executive order as president would be to recommit the United States to the Paris Climate Accord. But beyond that, we need to pursue serious, sweeping reforms that reaffirm the United States’ role as an international leader in mitigating the effects of a changing climate.

As Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development under President Obama, I have also led on these issues–overseeing the National Disaster Resilience Competition, which distributed $1 billion in grants to help communities across the country build resilience to flooding, tornados, and other natural hazards that may stem from a changing climate.”

(Source: candidate survey)

Julián Castro Climate Change News Feed


Castro in Iowa

First question from an audience member who is feeling the loss of Gov. Jay Inslee from the race in talking climate change. Castro said his campaign worked with Inslee’s to construct their climate plan.


'This Is Unsustainable': Rancher Talks To Julián Castro About Climate Change

NPR’s new series Off Script — which gives voters the chance to sit down with presidential candidates and ask questions — kicks off with undecided voters and former HUD Secretary Julián Castro.


Texas Voters Ask Julián Castro About Immigration And Climate Change

Castro last month proposed a plan to combat climate change, which would recommit to the Paris Climate Accord, set a goal of getting to net-zero carbon emissions in the U.S. by 2045 and offer economic support for farmers to help meet climate goals. Then he says he can address “this challenge of OK, well, are … Continue reading ""

We are facing a conservation crisis – it's time to fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund

By Gene Karpinski, LCV President While a number of strategies should be undertaken to address the decline of natural systems—including reducing pollution and taking other steps to fight climate change—one of the most effective ways is simply to preserve more land and water in their natural state. That is why a growing number of scientists … Continue reading ""


Castro turns to climate change: We know this is urgent. We have a dozen years or less to act. References massive rain in Houston, TX. Something is happening that needs to be addressed that is related – at least in part, he says – to climate change. #IACaucus


Castro in Iowa

Castro: Climate change not just a crisis, it is an opportunity. Talks about visiting a new investment in Newton, a wind turbine manufacturer. We can transition to being the capital of the clean energy industry. Why shouldn’t IA and TX lead? #IACaucus


Asked to elaborate on climate change plan & rural communities, Castro says based a lot on Inslee’s plan. Net zero carbon goal, clean energy benchmarks, carbon fee. Rural communities have a role, ag has a role. Incentivize farmers to adopt claimte friendly practices. #IACaucus