Julián Castro ended his presidential campaign on January 2, 2020.

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

Isha Kalia, a 17-year-old, considers herself to be a single-issue voter focusing on climate change. She organized a climate conversation with @JulianCastro at her school ahead of the #IACaucus. She’s joining me at noon on #RivertoRiver as we take the pulse of Gen-Z #Iowa voters.


Women challenges Castro on climate, what would you do immediately? Castro says pass green new deal, set emissions benchmarks, shift to renewable energy, immediately ban fracking on public lands. 2045 is when we get to 0-carbon, but need to act now to do it. #IACaucus


Castro in California

In closing, Castro cautioned the audience about what he believed to be the greatest challenge of our time: climate change. “The US is the nation best equipped to lead this effort,” Castro said. He expressed support the Green New Deal and the Paris Climate Accords. Despite his emphasis on the high stakes of climate change, … Continue reading "https://www.stanforddaily.com/2019/12/05/julian-castro-2020-contender-and-former-assu-senator-returns-to-campus-to-talk-foreign-policy/"

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Castro on Instagram

Yesterday, I visited the Anaconda Copper Mine in Yerington, Nevada. The mine’s pollution is having devastating environmental consequences for the Yerington community—including the Paiute tribe who has called this land home for centuries. In my administration, the federal government will consult and seek consent from Indigenous people on projects like these that affect them. We’ll … Continue reading "https://www.instagram.com/p/B5DOdy1nJm6/"