Tracking the Biden-Harris Climate & Environmental Agenda

President Biden came to office with one of the most ambitious climate agendas of any president. As his administration implements its climate and environmental agenda, we will collect our analysis of these developments on this page.

Scroll down to see our pieces analyzing the Biden administration’s efforts to grapple with the deregulatory legacy of the Trump administration, its progress implementing new policy goals, and efforts to rebuild agency capacity.

Tracking Resources

  • Regulatory Tracker: Trump-era rollbacks and Biden administration re-regulation efforts.
  • Biden Environmental Action Tracker: In this spreadsheet we track the administration’s progress in meeting the deadlines established in Biden’s climate and environmental executive orders and in addressing Trump administration regulatory actions.
  • Financial Regulator Climate Action Tracker: In this spreadsheet we track climate-related actions from federal financial regulators.
  • Federal Environmental Justice Tracker: This tracker is designed to provide up-to-date information on the Biden administration’s environmental justice commitments, and progress made on those commitments.

Overview Reports

Biden’s First 100 Days:  100 days into the Biden administration, we review the progress made on the climate and environmental goals outlined in his first week in office — undoing Trump rollbacks, implementing environmental justice and decarbonization priorities, and returning to the international stage. Read our Biden’s First 100 Days of Climate Action report.

Mapping Biden’s Agenda Report:  In his first week in office, President Biden signed executive orders aimed at repairing the damage of the Trump administration and achieving the administration’s ambitious climate goals. We analyzed these directives in our Mapping Biden’s Climate Agenda: Week One EOs report. 

Pre-Election Likely Biden Actions:  Before President Biden took office, we also prepared a set of lists organizing potential executive branch actions.

Topic Specific Analysis

Our ongoing work analyzing specific climate and environmental actions by the Biden Administration is catalogued below by category.

Repairing the Trump Deregulatory Damage

The Trump administration left a wake of rolled back protections, weakened environmental statutes, and broken regulatory systems. We tracked the Trump administration’s approach in our Trump-era Regulatory Rollback Tracker and EPA Mission Tracker. We continued to update the Regulatory Rollback Tracker with significant updates through the first 100 days of the Biden administration. As we develop new analysis on the legal issues facing the Biden administration when responding to Trump-era regulatory decisions, we will collect these pieces here.

Tackling New Goals

The Biden administration is not limiting itself to responding to the Trump administration’s actions; it has outlined an ambitious clean energy, infrastructure, climate, and environmental justice agenda. Pieces in this section analyze these new initiatives as they unfold.

Rebuilding Our Agencies

The Trump administration had a profound impact on the operations of our environmental and public lands agencies, leaving a legacy of unfilled positions, brain drain, and disrupted internal operations. Rebuilding these agencies and their internal policies, offices, and expertise is essential to the Biden administration’s regulatory agenda.