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Three Ways Climate Disclosure Helps Everyone

, Corporate Analyst and Engagement Specialist

Climate risk, be it physical risk from climate impacts or financial risks associated with the transition to a low-carbon economy, poses a systemic threat to the US and global economy. Corporate America, particularly the fossil fuel industry, is both contributing to climate risks and facing climate risks—which seems like a paradox the industry should pay closer attention to. The accurate and comparable disclosure of climate risks is a necessary first step in the swift and deep decarbonization that is necessary to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Disclosure on its own is not enough, as there is no silver bullet to eliminate climate risk, but disclosure is a vital part of a necessary climate package. And disclosure has real-world positive impacts for communities, investors, and the everyday person. Read more >

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Will Brown

The FHFA Begins to Reckon with Climate Risks to the Housing Market

, Policy Director and Lead Economist, Climate & Energy

Yesterday I had the opportunity to offer comments at the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s public listening session on its recently issued Request for Information (RFI) on climate and natural disaster risk to the housing finance system. This is a watershed moment, with a growing recognition from regulators and market actors that climate change is an economic threat and that climate risks must be acknowledged and addressed.   Read more >

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Graphic: US Department of the Interior

Science Wins at the Interior Department

, Research scientist

The Department of the Interior has announced that it will be rescinding an order put in place by the previous administration that sidelined scientific research and its use in the agency’s decisions. Scientists and decisionmakers can now once again bring the best available science to bear on decisions that affect our environment, health, and public lands. Read more >

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