WWF Statement on the American Jobs Plan

President Biden has announced the “American Jobs Plan”, which would revitalize and renew America for the 21st century by creating a cleaner economy, a healthier country, and a more equitable and just society. It would also massively reduce U.S. carbon emissions and build the resilience of our country and our communities to climate change, including through investments in clean energy, modernized infrastructure, and nature-based solutions, all while creating good new jobs and lifting up disadvantaged and underserved communities.

In response, WWF issued the following statement from Alejandro Pérez, senior vice president, policy and government affairs:

“This plan represents the most ambitious investment in American jobs and infrastructure in nearly 50 years. It allows us to reimagine a clean energy-powered economy that also builds healthier communities and a more equitable society.

“As we move forward, we must ensure that bold investments to rebuild our economy and upgrade our infrastructure fully incorporate efforts to protect and restore nature, both at home and abroad, so that one does not come at the expense of the other.

“As the US seeks to reestablish our leadership role in confronting the climate crisis, strong words must be backed by even stronger actions. And the American Jobs Plan is exactly that. We commend the Administration for recognizing that the economic, social, and environmental challenges we face are not separate but intertwined. By confronting them together, we can build back America in a way that renews its promise at home and ensures we can successfully take on the global challenges we face.”