Business Lobbyists Stymy Climate Much-Needed Action in Japan

Business Lobbyists Stymy Climate Much-Needed Action in Japan

by Julia Fine, ODP Contributing Writer Japan’s efforts to fight climate change is “hindered” by the influential business lobby Keidanren, Aaron Sheldrick reported for Reuters yesterday. As Sheldrick explained, the powerful lobby is “dominated by energy-intensive sectors that represent less than 10% of the economy, resulting in national policies that favor coal and are hindering […]

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Cross-party Cooperation on a Green Recovery in the UK, There’s Still Hope for the US to Do the Same

Cross-party Cooperation on a Green Recovery in the UK, There’s Still Hope for the US to Do the Same

by Kate Cullen  “A bipartisan coalition in the U.S. Congress pushes for an economic stimulus that dramatically scales-up the transition to a net zero emissions”  Today, this feels like an unthinkable headline, but after working on these issues in the U.K., I’ve come to believe that bipartisan action to decarbonizing the U.S. economy may not […]

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John Podesta: There’s No Time Left for ‘Moderate’ Climate Solutions

John Podesta: There’s No Time Left for ‘Moderate’ Climate Solutions

by Julia Pyper, host and producer of Political Climate John Podesta has had a long and distinguished career in American politics. The veteran Democrat official recalls a time when Members of Congress were open to working across the political aisle, the debate was healthy and the resulting policies were less prone to repeal. But today […]

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Centrist Democrats Support Deficit Spending, A Good Thing for a Potential Biden Climate Agenda

Centrist Democrats Support Deficit Spending, A Good Thing for a Potential Biden Climate Agenda

At the start of 2019, Chairman of House Budget Committee, Rep. John Yarmuth, said he and other senior Democrats aimed to write a fiscal blueprint that would cut annual budget deficits by 50% in the next 10 years. We even heard deficit reduction discussed at length in the Democratic primary debates this past winter. For […]

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Denver Sales Tax Increase to Fight Climate Action One Step Closer to November Ballot

Denver Sales Tax Increase to Fight Climate Action One Step Closer to November Ballot

This week presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden, released his comprehensive climate plan that puts America on a path to a sustainable, clean energy future. However, throughout the past 3 years under the Trump administration, cities have continued to work diligently to meet their own sustainability and emissions reductions goals. Just this week, as Donna […]

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Outdoor Sports Community Calls for Climate Action

Outdoor Sports Community Calls for Climate Action

by Julia Pyper, Contributing Editor at Greentech Media and host and producer of the Political Climate podcast The impacts of climate change are evident to winter athletes and outdoor enthusiasts. Rather than sit on the sidelines this summer amid the ongoing pandemic, snow sports competitors and the companies that support them are using their platforms […]

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