Climate and Environment
Policy Issues

Climate and Environment

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U.S. climate and environment policy aims to ensure that economic growth, energy security, and a healthy planet go hand in hand. Working on issues that affect millions of U.S. jobs and advance U.S. foreign policy and national security interests, the Department of State builds international consensus on issues such as fighting infectious diseases and combating wildlife trafficking and unregulated fishing. The Department promotes water security, peaceful cooperation on polar issues, sustainable ocean policy, science and technology cooperation, nature conservation, and international climate change and space policy, among other vital topics.

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Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES): OES, often referred to as “Oceans, Environment, and Science,” is at the center of the global conversation about some of the world’s greatest challenges, covering issues that reach from the vastness of space to the depths of the oceans. Read more about OES

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