The Biden transition team has announced nominations for leadership positions at the Department of Energy, Department of the Interior, Environmental Protection Agency and the White House. In response, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) issued the following statement from Alejandro Pérez, senior vice president of policy and government affairs:
“The intertwined crises of climate change and loss of nature are a clear threat not just to our planet, but also to our health, communities and national security. To address this, smart climate policy needs to be integrated throughout all parts of the federal government.
“The announcement of these skilled and diverse leaders, including Representative Deb Haaland who would serve as the first Native American Cabinet secretary, sends another strong signal that President-Elect Biden and his Administration will match these challenges with the seriousness and urgency that is needed. As trusted and inclusive voices on the environment with outstanding records of public service protecting both people and nature, these choices affirm that climate change and conservation will be at the core of the Biden Administration’s agenda.”
“At WWF, we are working every day to conserve nature, develop solutions to the threat of climate change and reduce the most pressing obstacles to the diversity of life on Earth, and welcome the opportunity to work with the new administration.”