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National COVID debts: climate change imperils countries’ ability to repay – Nature.com

COMMENT 06 April 2021 Analysis reveals three ways to boost green investment and achieve a resilient recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. Arjuna Dibley Arjuna Dibley is a graduate fellow at the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, Stanford Law…

Biden’s Big Climate Conference Looking Expensive And Useless

The Biden administration is desperate to demonstrate global leadership. President Biden has settled upon climate change as the ideal issue with which to be seen in command of the world. He has decided to lead a “climate summit” for forty…

Treasury Sec. Cites Climate Change As One Of The Biggest ‘Emerging Risks’

Democrats found another opportunity to tackle their pet project of climate change. On Wednesday, Sec. of Treasury Janet Yellen made her inaugural remarks as head of the Financial Stability Oversight Council. In reporting on Sec. Yellen’s remarks, Politico’s Victoria Guida…

Climate change cut global farming productivity 21% since 1960s

(Cornell University) Despite important agricultural advancements to feed the world in the last 60 years, a Cornell University-led study shows that global farming productivity has fallen 21% since the 1960s – the equivalent of losing about seven years of farm productivity increases – all thanks to climate change.

UMD helps quantify how climate change has slowed global agricultural productivity growth

(University of Maryland) The University of Maryland (UMD) collaborated to quantify the man-made effects of climate change on global agricultural productivity growth for the first time. Results indicate a 21% reduction in global agricultural productivity since 1961, equivalent to completely losing the last 7 years of productivity growth. This work suggests that global agriculture is becoming more vulnerable to ongoing climate change effects, with warmer regions like Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean being hit the hardest.

India Doubles Down On Coal Even As It Misses Paris Accord Targets

India has set in motion the biggest ever auction of coal mines in the country despite fossil fuel’s key role in contributing to global warming. The country will put 67 mines on the block, the most in a single auction….

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ECONOMICS: What’s Wall Street’s role in climate? This team has an idea

The Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials has taken on a Herculean task. The group is trying to develop a standard method to track “financed emissions” to help big banks get to net zero. But there’s been pushback.

Benefits of ‘drastic’ climate action outweigh costs: economists – CTV News

PARIS — The cost of global warming will far outweigh the cost of rapidly cutting greenhouse gas emissions, more than 700 economists from around the world said Tuesday in an unprecedented call to climate action. A major international survey found…

Cutting gas emissions outweighs costs of global warming: economists | Daily Sabah – Daily Sabah

The cost of global warming will far outweigh the cost of rapidly cutting greenhouse gas emissions, more than 700 economists from around the world said Tuesday in an unprecedented call to climate action. A major international survey found that nearly…

Carbon labeling reduces our CO2 footprint — even for those who try to remain uninformed

(University of Copenhagen – Faculty of Science) Climate labels informing us of a meat product’s carbon footprint cause many people to opt for climate-friendlier alternatives. This applies to people who are curious about a product’s carbon footprint, as well as to those who actively avoid wanting to know more. The finding is published in a new study from, among others, the University of Copenhagen. As such, climate labeling food products can be a good way of reducing our climate footprint.