President Biden will focus on the climate crisis today, and is expected to sign a series of executive orders initiating regulatory actions to "combat climate change domestically and elevates climate change as a national security priority."
Biden is slated to speak at 1:30 p.m. ET and sign the executive orders.
Biden is expected to halt new oil and gas leases on federal lands and take other climate related actions that include a memorandum on scientific integrity, the re-establishment of the President’s Council of Advisers on Science and Technology and an executive order that kicks off the development of a new emissions reduction target.
The administration is expected to announce a US-hosted Climate Leaders’ Summit, set to take place April 22, which is Earth Day.
Biden will also address creating clean energy jobs quickly.
The President's plans for this week were outlined in a draft calendar document viewed by CNN's Betsy Klein, and the moves allow for the President to set his agenda into motion while his administration continues the plodding work of coordinating with Congress on more policy goals, like a new Covid-19 relief package.
Bill Weir looks at Biden's plans to target the climate crisis: