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 New Hampshire

Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro is running for president as a Democrat, and climate change is one of the key issues he’s talking about on the campaign trail. At a recent meet and greet at a coffee shop and bookstore in southern New Hampshire, he laid out … Continue reading ""

Living on Earth

Castro in Iowa

In Ames, Castro hit on the same themes and told the Ames Tribune he would recommit the United States to the Paris Climate Accord “so that the United States will lead on sustainability and combating climate change again. If we don’t get it right, the consequences could be devastating so we need to get on … Continue reading ""

The Gazette

Fringe demand goes mainstream: Stop drilling and mining

O’Rourke and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren have promised to halt new fossil fuel leasing on their first day in the White House. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) and New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, along with Warren, have co-sponsored the “Keep It in the Ground Act,” which would also stop leasing. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has … Continue reading ""


Castro in New Hampshire

Addressing the issue of climate change — one of his priorities in the campaign — Castro said that his first executive order, if he were to be elected, would be recommitting the United States to the Paris Agreement — a 2016 accord signed by 195 countries calling for a reduction in global pollution — and … Continue reading ""

The Dartmouth

Climate tweets on Castro

One of the first orders of business for the next administration will be to take inventory of all the ways President Trump has crippled our government and the way it protects its people and the environment. And begin correcting it. – @JulianCastro


Castro in Nevada

During the roundtable discussion, Castro went on to reaffirm a commitment he’s made in the past to rejoin the U.S. into the Paris Climate Accord as part of a broader effort to reduce the country’s carbon footprint. He has also vocally supported the so-called Green New Deal, which provides a series of wide-ranging policy goals … Continue reading ""

The Nevada Independent

Castro on climate change

You call for a Marshall Plan for Central America, and we very often hear calls for Marshall Plans, for whatever crises there are in the world, but I don’t hear a huge emphasis on the environment in your view. So where are you on that? Are you for a Green New Deal? I am. I … Continue reading ""

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