White House National Climate Advisor

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White House National Climate Advisor
Gina McCarthy, National Climate Advisor (cropped).png
Gina McCarthy

since January 20, 2021
Executive Branch of the U.S. Government
Executive Office of the President
AppointerThe President
DeputyAli Zaidi

The White House national climate advisor is a proposed government job within the White House Office. It was created when President Joe Biden was inaugurated on January 20, 2021.

The advisor works as the president's chief advisor on domestic climate change policy, and leads the White House Office of Domestic Climate Policy.[1][2]

History[change | change source]

On December 14, 2020, it was announced that Gina McCarthy, the former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency under President Barack Obama, would be the first national climate advisor.[3][4][5][6] The New York deputy secretary of energy and environment, Ali Zaidi, was the first deputy national climate advisor.[7] On 2 September 2022, Biden announced that Ali Zaidi will be promoted to Assistant to the President and National Climate Advisor.[8]

Climate advisors[change | change source]

No. Officeholder Image Term start Term end President
1 Gina McCarthy Gina McCarthy, National Climate Advisor (cropped).png January 20, 2021 Joe Biden
2 Ali Zaidi
Ali Zaidi, Deputy National Climate Advisor.jpg September 16, 2022

References[change | change source]

  1. Summers, Juana; Wise, Alana (19 December 2020). "Biden Unveils His Climate Team, Promising To Fight 'With The Urgency It Demands'". NPR.org. Retrieved 2020-12-19.
  2. "President-elect Biden Announces Key Members of His Climate Team". President-Elect Joe Biden. 2020-12-18. Retrieved 2020-12-19.
  3. Detrow, Scott; Keith, Tamara; Ludden, Jennifer (15 December 2020). "Biden To Name Gina McCarthy, Former EPA Chief, As Domestic Climate Coordinator". NPR.org. Retrieved 2020-12-16.
  4. Garcia, Catherine (2020-12-15). "Reports: Biden chooses former EPA head Gina McCarthy as White House climate czar". The Week. Retrieved 2020-12-16.
  5. Eilperin, Juliet; Dennis, Brady. "Biden picks former EPA chief Gina McCarthy as White House climate czar". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2020-12-16.
  6. "Biden taps former EPA chief for White House climate coordinator role -sources". Reuters. 2020-12-15. Retrieved 2020-12-16.
  7. Merica, Dan; Sullivan, Kate (December 15, 2020). "Biden to name Gina McCarthy to top domestic climate job". CNN. Retrieved 2020-12-17.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. whitehouse.gov: President Biden Announces Senior Clean Energy and Climate Team