Economy & Business

"Manchin Pushes For More Climate Cuts From The Budget Bill"

"Senator Joe Manchin III of West Virginia has pushed Democrats to drop or weaken a second major climate change provision from the sweeping social policy and environmental spending bill that the White House hopes to finalize this week, according to two people familiar with the matter."

Source: NYTimes, 10/26/2021

Will 2022 See the Start of Formal Negotiations Toward a Global Plastics Treaty?

Plastic waste, already the subject of preliminary international talks, could be increasingly targeted after UN meetings in early 2022. Meanwhile, this ubiquitous product is polluting land, ocean and air in its various forms, as well as through little-understood microplastic particles. The latest TipSheet has the backstory on efforts to forge an international plastics treaty, as well as ideas for how to cover plastic pollution locally.

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November 16, 2021 to November 18, 2021

Responsible Business USA 2021

The Society of Environmental Journalists is partnering with Reuters Events Sustainable Business for their upcoming virtual conference on how business can innovate, invest and collaborate to lead a new business future. Complimentary passes for SEJ members.

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"Greenpeace Chief Warns Of ‘Greenwashing’ at UN Climate Talks"

"The head of environmental group Greenpeace on Thursday warned against efforts by countries and corporations at the forthcoming U.N. climate talks in Glasgow to “greenwash” their ongoing pollution of the planet."

Source: AP, 10/22/2021

"U.S. Warns Climate Poses ‘Emerging Threat’ to Financial System"

"Climate change is an “emerging threat” to the stability of the U.S. financial system, top federal regulators warned in a report on Thursday, setting the stage for the Biden administration to take more aggressive regulatory action to prevent climate change from upending global markets and the economy."

Source: NYTimes, 10/22/2021

U.S.’s Best Hope For Real Climate Policy Is Fizzling. What Happens Now?

"With just two weeks until global leaders gather in Scotland for the world’s biggest climate conference, the United States is about to let its leading proposal to cut emissions die in Congress."

Source: HuffPost, 10/21/2021

'Brown Recovery' Ends Hope Pandemic Stimulus Would Drive Climate Spending

"Governments in rich countries pledged last year to spend trillions of dollars to rescue their economies from the trough of the pandemic — and to channel that gusher of cash in ways that would aid the fight against climate change. The climate change strategy largely failed."

Source: Politico, 10/20/2021

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