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Democrat Joe Biden was sworn in as the United States of America's 46th president on Jan. 20, 2021. This series, started before his inauguration, covers the efforts of Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to build their administration.

Watch Live: Biden Introduces His Climate Team

President-elect Joe Biden departs his plane before attending a drive-in rally for U.S. Senate candidates Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock.
President-elect Joe Biden departs his plane before attending a drive-in rally for U.S. Senate candidates Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock.

President-elect Joe Biden will formally introduce his climate team on Saturday. The Democrat has vowed to make tackling the climate crisis a key component of his administration.

Biden will nominate Rep. Deb Haaland serve as secretary of the interior; former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm to head the Department of Energy; Michael Regan as EPA Administrator; Brenda Mallory as chair of the Council on Environmental Quality; Gina McCarthy as national climate advisor; and Ali Zaidi as deputy national climate advisor.

The event is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. ET. Watch it live here:

About these key members of his incoming climate team, Biden this week said in a statement: "This brilliant, tested, trailblazing team will be ready on day one to confront the existential threat of climate change with a unified national response rooted in science and equity. They share my belief that we have no time to waste to confront the climate crisis, protect our air and drinking water, and deliver justice to communities that have long shouldered the burdens of environmental harms."

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