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 on climate change

I believe that we need to lead again on climate change. I laid out a plan on how we’re going to do that, beginning with getting back into the Paris climate agreement, and going beyond that by making investments to net zero carbon emissions in the United States by 2045 and lead so that at … Continue reading ""


Highlights from CNN's Climate Town Hall

For the first time in history, 10 leading Democratic presidential candidates gathered in prime time to answer in-depth questions about how they would combat the climate crisis and mitigate climate impacts. Here are some highlights from each of the candidates.


As the former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Obama, I am one of the only candidates with experience helping communities mitigate impacts of disaster, adapt, and transition to technologies that build climate resilience. #ClimateTownHall


We shouldn’t be passing on a problem to our children and grandchildren that we can solve ourselves. This is the call of our generation. We have an opportunity to make investments in our future and create quality new jobs as we fight this existential crisis. #ClimateTownHall


70% of superfund sites are within a mile of federally funded affordable housing. My People and Planet First plan calls for new civil rights legislation to address environmental injustice. I’ll empower people to hold polluters in their communities accountable. #ClimateTownHall


As a city council member, I quit my job at a top law firm so that I could take a vote to protect our water in San Antonio. As president, I’ll maintain that level of dedication to protecting our lands, air and water. #ClimateTownHall