Today, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) hosted the Invest in Nature Summit. This event brought together federal government leaders, academia, industry, non-profits, philanthropies, and others to celebrate the progress being made through President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, and underscore the importance of continued efforts to drive even more progress.
This event featured OSTP Director Arati Prabhakar, Senior Advisor to the President for Clean Energy Innovation and Implementation John Podesta, National Climate Advisor Ali Zaidi, White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Brenda Mallory, OSTP Deputy Director Jane Lubchenco, Director of the Peace Corps Carol Spahn, as well as other Administration officials and leaders from across a range of sectors.
Throughout Earth Week, President Biden, Vice President Harris, and other senior Administration officials are holding events and announcing commitments focused on the Administration’s Investing in America agenda.
The Investing in America agenda includes harnessing the power of nature to help rebuild our infrastructure, create good-paying jobs, strengthen communities, advance environmental justice and conservation, and much more. Historic progress is being made across the country through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act, as well as the Administration’s action plan to put nature on the nation’s balance sheet for the first time and its roadmap for federal agencies to harness the power of nature-based solutions.
Last month, OSTP called on private and public sector leaders to step up with additional nature-based commitments and investments to drive additional progress. More than 100 organizations have already responded to this call to action, spurring innovative ways to work with nature.