Climate Policy

'There Is No Time to Waste': Dozens of Companies, Investors Urge Congress to Act Now on Climate

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October 27, 2021 /3BL Media/ - More than 160 investors and companies of all sizes are urging U.S. lawmakers to approve critical climate investments and policies in two major legislative packages pending in U.S. Congress, adding to a chorus of business support for urgently needed clean energy and transportation initiatives as negotiations continue on Capitol Hill.

Connecticut Business, Public Health, and Environmental Advocates Make the Case for Joining the Transportation and Climate Initiative

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August 25, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Connecticut advocates and businesses spotlighted their support for the Transportation & Climate Initiative Program (TCI-P) at a virtual gathering today, urging state lawmakers to support legislation that will formalize the state’s participation in the groundbreaking program. 

Congressional Testimony: Financial Institutions' Role in Staving Off the Climate Crisis and Protecting Our Financial System

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By Steven Rothstein

Climate change threatens the futures of our planet and our people, but its impacts are not limited to physical threats that are gathering momentum, including increasing temperatures, rising sea levels, and intensifying storm systems.

The financial institutions that help regulate our societies are at risk as well, So when some financial regulators take a business-as-usual approach to climate change, they are creating additional risk to a livable world.

Despite Ambitious Corporate Pledges, Major U.S. Companies Shy From Climate Policy Lobbying, New Report Finds

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  • Although 92% of S&P 100 companies have committed to reducing their own emissions, and 57% agree there is a need for strong, science-based climate policy, only 40% are actively engaging lawmakers on the issue.
  • 21% of assessed companies have lobbied against science-based climate policy, even though the vast majority of those organizations have set their own internal emissions targets.

Over 450 Investors Managing $41 Trillion in Assets Tell Governments to Get Climate Policy Right and Massive Investment Will Flow

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June 10, 2021 /3BL Media/ - 457 investors managing more than US$41 trillion in assets have released a new joint statement to all world governments urging a global race-to-the-top on climate policy and warning that laggards will miss out on trillions of dollars in investment if they aim too low and move too slow. This represents the largest collective assets under management to sign on to a global investor statement to governments on climate change since the first statement in 2009. 

Major U.S. Businesses and Investors Urge Biden Administration and Congress to Support an Infrastructure Package to Build a Sustainable Future

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Businesses with combined annual revenue of $1.5 trillion participate in LEAD on Climate 2021, the third annual large-scale lawmaker education and advocacy day bringing together U.S. businesses and investors to call for ambitious climate policy action. 

Major Investor Groups Outline Climate Policy Priorities for U.S. Administration

Ahead of the Leaders Summit on Climate, the CEOs of CDP, Ceres, and PRI call for cutting greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030
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April 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The chief executives of three major investor groups are calling on the Biden administration to adopt policies that will enable the U.S. to ‘build back better’ and restore its climate leadership in the world.

White House Senior Director of Building Emissions to Keynote Living Future 2021 on Earth Day

Biden Administration Leader Joins 15th Annual Event Focused on Inclusion and Unity
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SEATTLE, March 23, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Mark Chambers, Senior Director for Building Emissions at the White House Council on Environmental Quality will keynote Living Future 2021 on Earth Day, April 22. His address will focus on the Biden Administration’s agenda for green building and opportunities for partnership with cities and private-sector leaders. 

How Biden's Climate Policies May Affect Georgia

Drawdown Georgia Team Members Interviewed by WABE
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BY MOLLY SAMUEL

Georgia is already feeling effects from climate change. On the coast, sea levels are going up. Temperatures are going up around Georgia, too; last year was one of the state’s warmest on record.

Rising seas threaten highways, bridges and homes. Heat affects people’s health. Drought is not good for farmers.

Ceres Applauds New House Climate Action Plan That Would Put the Us on Path to Achieve Net-zero Emissions by 2050

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June 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Ceres, a sustainability nonprofit organization, applauds the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis for their leadership and thoughtful set of bold policy recommendations released today to tackle the global climate crisis as the U.S. works to rebuild the economy. 

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