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Biden's First Month in Office: 4 Key Takeaways on Climate Action for U.S. Companies

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President Joe Biden has been busy in his first days in office, signing executive orders that set the stage for the environmental and social priorities for the next four years. Among these are several climate-related actions that will have downstream ramifications for companies pursuing renewable energy and carbon neutrality commitments. Here are the top four actions our team of experts is tracking – and their potential impacts on U.S. companies.

1. The Biden administration is serious about tackling the climate crisis at home and abroad

Ceres Joins U.S. Partners to Launch 'America Is All In' and Call for an Ambitious National Climate Target

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With the U.S. officially back in the Paris Agreement, Ceres joins the cross-sector call from a renewed network of non-federal climate leaders for a strong national climate target to ensure the U.S. is on track to cut emissions in half by 2030 and achieve net-zero emissions no later than 2050. 

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With the U.S. officially back in the Paris Agreement, Ceres joins the cross-sector call from a renewed network of non-federal climate leaders for a strong national climate target to ensure the U.S. is on track to cut emissions in half by 2030 and achieve net-zero emissions no later than 2050. 

Derek Walker: New Sheriffs on Climate Action

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Which of the Trump-era environmental transgressions made your heart hurt the most? Was it when they loosened CO2 emission restrictions on power plants, removed protections from wetlands, or expanded drilling in all sorts of delicate ecosystems? Or perhaps it was the withdrawal from the Paris Climate Change Agreement that wounded you most deeply? It’s hard to choose, really. But chin up, there’s a new sheriff in town. This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak with Derek Walker, the VP for US Climate at the Environmental Defense Fund, about what we can expect from the new Biden Administration.

Ceres Welcomes Next Round of New Executive Actions on the Climate Crisis

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President Biden announced a suite of executive actions today aimed at scaling U.S. efforts to tackle the climate crisis. The actions include directives to elevate climate change to a national security priority, develop an action plan for reducing greenhouse gas emissions throughout the government, create several new positions within the government focused on environmental justice, explore a potential ban on new oil and gas leasing on federal land, and expand conservation of federal land and water. 

How Institutional Investors are Shifting Assets into ESG Investing

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The US SIF Foundation's Trends Report conducted research on 530 institutional asset owners with $6.2 trillion in ESG assets, equivalent to 51 percent of the $12.01 trillion that money managers identified as institutional assets. Because money managers do not disclose information about their institutional clients, the data received from our direct research of institutional investors shows how and why they incorporate ESG criteria into their investment analysis and portfolio selection.

How Will America's Environmental Initiatives Change Under President Biden?

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We’re coming off a year that was defined by transformative and disruptive change. Now there is plenty more on the horizon with a new presidential administration taking office here in 2021.

What should environment, health, safety, and sustainability professionals expect as America welcomes new leadership in the White House? Will the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris lead to increased federal emphasis on environmental initiatives? It seems very likely.

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