World Söder demands reinforced reflection on climate policy
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"Despite signals to the contrary this past week, I am optimistic that we will see some cooperative efforts on climate change in the coming months," Joanna Lewis, director of Georgetown University's Science, Technology and International Affairs Program, told Newsweek. "Despite signals to the contrary this past week," she added, "I am optimistic that we will see some cooperative efforts on climate change in the coming months." And there's a lot of work to be done. Among the new president's first international actions after being sworn in office in January was to recommit the U.S.
Bavaria's Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) has demanded political reflection beyond the Corona Crise. In his Destinian language published on Good Friday in excerpts, Söder said that Easter "is not just a party where we think about Corona, but also about many other questions". These include, for example, what is changing in the climate - here there are a lot of challenges.
Söder announced, above all, efforts for enough clean water and more renewable energies. "We will do that in Bavaria with a duty of photovoltaics on the roofs - or with the renewal of wind turbines." It also has to be placed much more on wood than plastic or concrete. "We should combine sustainability and economy in the long run, to a kind of Clean Economy," Söder said. Both together is the future.
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The US has a chance fix its broken climate risk disclosure system .
If companies ignore their vulnerability to climate change, the global economy is at risk.Financial regulators in the US are grappling with that question now. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) opened a 90-day public comment period in March that will inform the first update to federal climate risk disclosure guidelines in a decade. Shareholder groups and asset managers like BlackRock (CEO Larry Fink wrote in February that “climate risk is investment risk”) are pressuring boardrooms to improve corporate transparency around climate risks.