Biden-Harris Climate Actions

Leveraging the Biden-Harris climate agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals   
October 21, 2021
Source: Brookings - In November, at the COP26 U.N. Climate Change Conference, the U.S. will join the community of nations keeping alive the promise to meet the agreed target to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius compared to...
Biden's Justice40 climate plan will be only as successful as its frontline investments   
September 03, 2021
Source: The Hill - Climate change is a global crisis, but its effect on local communities can be devastating. Enduring record-breaking heatwaves and droughts; trying to survive stronger hurricanes and "hundred-year" floods that now wreak havoc...
Cornerstone to rapid federal climate action? Federal buildings   
September 03, 2021
Source: The Hill - On climate change mitigation and adaptation, the commendable efforts of President Biden and his Cabinet are proving there is no shortage of ambition in the White House.
EPA just detailed all the ways climate change will hit U.S. racial minorities the hardest. It’s a long list   
September 02, 2021
Source: The Washington Post - If the planet warms 2 degrees Celsius, new report warns, Black people are 40 percent more likely than other groups to live in places where extreme temperatures will cause more deaths.
August 24, 2021
Source: - With the Biden administration and the major U.S. automakers investing heavily in electric vehicles, rural Americans — especially those connected to farming — are concerned about the future of biofuels. Given that ethanol,...
Climate-Related Financial Risk: (Net) Zeroing in on Key Private Equity Considerations under the Biden Administration’s Executive Order   
July 30, 2021
Source: National Law Review - On May 20, 2021, President Biden signed an Executive Order on Climate-Related Financial Risk, which outlines various initiatives to promote policies related to physical and transition risks associated with climate change and to...
U.S. seeks to speed rooftop solar growth with instant permits   
July 16, 2021
Source: Reuters - The Biden administration on Thursday will roll out a tool that enables instant local permitting of rooftop solar installations, addressing a major source of industry delays and possibly lowering costs for homeowners, the Energy...
Powell Says Fed Likely to Require Banks to Test for Climate Risk   
July 15, 2021
Source: Bloomberg Green - The Federal Reserve will probably end up requiring banks to conduct tests to judge their vulnerability to the effects of climate change, Chairman Jerome Powell suggested on Thursday.
Biden’s clean energy plan would cut emissions and save 317,000 lives   
July 12, 2021
Source: The Guardian - A new report has found that a policy standard would be most effective to reach the goal of 80% renewable energy use by 2030
Yellen: US regulators to assess risk posed by climate change   
July 11, 2021
Source: Associated Press - U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says she will lead an effort by top U.S. regulators to assess the potential risk that climate change poses to America’s financial system, part of a wide-ranging initiative launched by the...
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