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Biden-Harris Climate Actions

Tracking Biden’s first 100 days: UCLA experts assess progress on environmental issues   
March 15, 2021
Source: UCLA Newsroom - Crucial changes already underway, but significant challenges ahead, faculty say
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Five Ways The Biden Administration Advanced Sustainable Investing In Its First 50 Days, Including Two Last Week   
March 15, 2021
Source: Forbes - The Biden Administration made five significant strides in sustainable investing during its first 50 days in office and in particular last week at the Department of Labor and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
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Biden Vowed to Make Climate ‘Essential’ to Foreign Policy. The Reality Is Harder.   
March 14, 2021
Source: The New York Times - So far, repairing alliances and restoring friendships seem to be taking precedence.
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Biden's supply chain decoupling moves can rein in China and the climate   
March 12, 2021
Source: The Hill - President Biden’s executive order aimed at securing supply chains of strategic sectors signals a change in course of action from the previous administration that used trade wars to address the economic challenges associated with...
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Republicans' new favorite study trashes Biden's climate plans – but who's behind it?   
March 09, 2021
Source: The Guardian - Wyoming representative Liz Cheney says the study proves Biden’s policies would destroy state economies. But it has the oil and gas industry’s fingerprints all over it
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SEC Division of Enforcement Forms New Climate and ESG Task Force to Target ESG-Related Misconduct and Potential Violations   
March 05, 2021
Source: NYU School of Law - Last week, the SEC Division of Corporation Finance announced (PDF: 131 KB) it would enhance its focus on climate-related disclosures and risks at the direction of the Acting Chair of the SEC. Yesterday, the SEC announced a new...
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SEC Announces Enforcement Task Force Focused on Climate and ESG Issues   
March 04, 2021
Source: US SEC - The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced the creation of a Climate and ESG Task Force in the Division of Enforcement. The task force will be led by Kelly L. Gibson, the Acting Deputy Director of Enforcement, who...
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Jigar Shah to lead $40 billion DOE clean tech loan effort   
March 03, 2021
Source: Smart Energy Decisions - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced on March 3 the appointment of clean energy industry pioneer Jigar Shah as Director of the Loan Program Office, which will oversee more than $40 billion in loan authority across...
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ESG investments surged in Asia-Pacific in 2020 as sustainable investing takes off, MSCI survey finds   
March 03, 2021
Source: CNBC - Around 79% of investors in Asia-Pacific increased ESG investments “significantly” or “moderately” in response to Covid-19, according to a recent MSCI 2021 Global Institutional Investor survey. Meanwhile, 57% of investors in the...
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Ceres urges swift confirmation of Gary Gensler as Chair of U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission   
March 02, 2021
Source: Ceres - Ceres welcomed today’s hearing before the U.S. Senate Banking Committee regarding the nomination for Gary Gensler of the Chair for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). On climate disclosure, Gensler said: “it’s the...
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