Side-by-Side: How Trump and Biden Stack Up on Climate

Side-by-Side: How Trump and Biden Stack Up on Climate

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Part three in the Series

Voters across the country have made it clear that even in the face of the pandemic, recession, and demands for racial justice, climate change remains a top priority. 

We’ve combed through former Vice President Joe Biden’s climate, energy, and environmental justice plans and President Donald Trump’s four-year record on these issues to provide a comprehensive picture of their positions on various climate policies. 

Third Way analyzed where Biden and Trump stand in four important categories: Climate Goals and Leadership, Standards, Investments, and Justice. We see these as the crucial building blocks for an ambitious national climate plan to put the United States on the path to reach net-zero emissions by no later than 2050.   

The difference between the two candidates is staggering. While Joe Biden’s plans reflect the severity of the climate crisis and address most priority policy needs, Donald Trump has ignored or attacked every major policy solution that would reduce emissions or create a more sustainable and equitable future. 

For more details on Biden and Trump’s positions as listed in our tracker, click here.

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