Christy Goldfuss

Senior Vice President, Energy and Environment Policy, Center for American Progress

Christy Goldfuss is the Center for American Progress's senior vice president for Energy and Environment Policy. She was formerly the managing director of the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), where she  helped develop and implement the Obama administration’s environmental and energy policies, including the Climate Action Plan, then-President Barack Obama’s major initiative to combat climate change. She co-chaired the Council on Climate Preparedness and Resilience and identified priorities for protecting the country against the worst impacts of climate change.

Goldfuss drove the first family’s strategy for engagement in the celebration of the National Park Service’s Centennial. While at the White House, this included a focus on engaging younger generations in their parks and public lands. This also included advising the president on the majority of his 34 national monument designations that help to tell an inclusive story of the natural and cultural history of the United States. 

Prior to her work at the CEQ, Goldfuss was the deputy director of the National Park Service, where she helped lead efforts to set and meet strategic goals related to conservation and preservation of America’s natural and cultural heritage. She also created and directed the Public Lands Project at American Progress and worked on the legislative staff for the House Committee on Natural Resources.

Podcast Guest Appearances

Biden’s Climate Opportunity (Part 1)

President-elect Joe Biden says he will infuse climate change into every corner of his agenda. That’s becoming evident looking at his emerging team. 

"You're already seeing signs from the nominees and the people they’re choosing that climate is going to be a part of every single agency," says Christy Goldfuss, Senior Vice President for Energy and Environment Policy at the Center for American Progress.