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In order to look at specific issue areas in greater detail, The President's Council On Sustainable Development has created the following task forces.
Please click on the task force title bar to access more information about that task force.

The Task Force on Climate Change was created to advise the President on domestic policy options and activities that could reduce greenhouse gas emissions using approaches that maximize societal benefits, minimize economic impacts, and are consistent with U.S. international agreements.

The purpose of the Environmental Management Task Force was to advise the President on the next steps in building the new environmental management framework of the 21st Century.

The purpose of the International task force was to advise the President on policies that foster U.S. leadership in sustainable development internationally. Specifically, it shall promote the creation and continuation of national sustainable development councils around the world.

The mission of the Metropolitan and Rural Strategies Task Force was to encourage and support local and regional collaboration among Federal, State, and local government agencies; public interest and community groups; and businesses to advance sustainable development in metropolitan and rural communities.

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Task Forces

Metropolitan and Rural Strategies Task Force

Environmental Management Task Force

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