Today’s announcement by President Biden on the Build Back Better (BBB) Framework is good news. The historic $555 billion investment in climate action lays a sound foundation for continuing the fight to defend God’s children at home and around the world. The President and climate champions in Congress fought tirelessly––and successfully––to keep climate funding almost entirely intact from the original BBB proposal. They deserve huge congratulations from all corners working to preserve a safe and healthy climate for our children. The estimated gigaton of carbon reductions by 2030 puts the U.S. on solid footing to hit the target of 50% CO2 reductions by 2030 from 2005 levels and the ultimate goal of net-zero by 2050. With climate-fueled extreme weather already battering American communities, businesses, and families at an ever-increasing rate, the best climate legislation is the legislation we can put in place right now, without delay. The need is great, and we don’t have time to wait.
It’s a historic beginning, but the fight isn’t over. The Evangelical Environmental Network promises to continue the good fight. We will do all we can with God’s help to deliver more solutions, both policy and individual actions, that will secure a stable climate and sustainable, family-supporting jobs for all.