Biden-Harris Climate Actions

Growing American leadership on the Sustainable Development Goals   
November 23, 2021
Source: Brookings - The Biden-Harris administration—as it works to re-engage and rebuild credibility at home and abroad—is advancing policy priorities that are consistent with the SDGs, even if it has not yet signaled how it might apply them to its...
Biden touts international agreement to cut methane emissions   
November 03, 2021
Source: Yahoo Finance - "One of the most important things we can do in this decisive decade is to keep 1.5 degrees [Celsius of temperature rise] in reach and reduce our methane emissions as quickly as possible," Biden said during his second day at the...
$555bn in climate action but no new tax on billionaires: what’s in Biden’s plan?   
October 29, 2021
Source: The Guardian - The framework includes investments in childcare, climate change mitigation and an expansion of healthcare, but it is a significantly pared-down version of the original $3.5tn agenda Biden had proposed.
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...
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