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Tackling Domestic Climate Change Policy: Remarks from Sonia Aggarwal

Sonia Aggarwal at the City Club of Cleveland.
Sonia Aggarwal at the City Club of Cleveland.

As President Biden began his term, the  New York Times commented that the President had entered his office with the "largest team ever assembled inside the White House to tackle global warming." It was a bold move after several years of disruptions and disinvestment throughout multiple federal agencies.

Included on this new team in the Office of Domestic Climate Policy is Cleveland's own Sonia Aggarwal. Sonia was appointed by President Biden in January 2021 to serve on his climate team as the Senior Advisor for Climate Policy and Innovation at the White House. Prior to this, she was the Co-Founder and Vice President at Energy Innovation, a San Francisco-based nonpartisan energy and environmental policy firm. While she was there, she led America’s Power Plan, bringing together 200 electricity policy experts and developed the Energy Policy Simulator that would analyze environmental, economic, and public health impacts of climate and energy policies.

Sonia Aggarwal
Senior Advisor for Climate Policy and Innovation, White House Office of Domestic Climate Policy

Emily Bacha
Vice President of Public Affairs, Ohio Environmental Council

Natalia Garcia is a Digital Producer at Ideastream Public Media.