“Much of our infrastructure isn’t built to withstand certain kinds of flooding or certain levels of heat. And yet, as the climate changes, so many of the things… that we did know in a world with a stable climate, those are now being upended. And all of that affects costs fundamentally… So, we need to… Continue reading The Economy, Climate Change & Federal Funding Opportunities – Heather Boushey, White House Council of Economic Advisors & Chief Economist of Invest in America Cabinet
“What I’m hearing is, how do we go faster? How do we transform the key industries that are driving emissions now? And, that can be the solutions to our climate crisis, to our biodiversity crisis. They’re really seeking what are the strategies, where should they be going strategically to shift capital, to shift their operations?…I’m… Continue reading Creating A Climate Positive Economy – Aimee Christensen, CEO, Christensen Global & Founder/CEO, Sun Valley Forum
“How do we get PPPs out there, public private partnerships, where we bring in also the investment community from the beginning, so that we can truly shift the capital where it needs to go in order to reduce our impact?” Sandrine Dixson on Electric Ladies Podcast The new Inflation Reduction Act invests $369 billion in… Continue reading Pivoting the Economy to Net Zero – Sandrine Dixson, Club of Rome
“This is very much a jobs plan….It deals with four interwoven challenges…The first is the post-pandemic reality, the second is the economic downturn, the third is the climate crisis, and the fourth is inequality and racial equity… The general theme is that the road to economic recovery is through climate action..” Anne Kelly, Ceres.org on… Continue reading Business, Climate And The Inflation Reduction Act – Anne Kelly, VP of Government Relations, Ceres
Iceland runs on 85% renewable energy. How did they get there? “My favorite part of Iceland’s renewable energy story is that it started small. It started with innovation, entrepreneurship. In terms of how has this developed, originally organically and then supported by the government and by policies and funding, which is essential for any development.”… Continue reading Is Iceland A Pilot For 100% Renewable Energy? – Halla Hrund Logadottir, Director-General of Iceland’s National Energy Authority
As the new year begins, listen to this recording of one of the most remarkable panels at the recent United Nations climate conference known as COP26, with some of the world’s top CEOs. The heads of Volvo, Rocky Mountain Institute, Club of Rome (group of heads of state, CEOs), and “the” top venture capital firm… Continue reading Climate & Economic Opportunity, COP26 – UNFCC Panel with Extraordinary Leaders
“The GFANZ is potentially very interesting. Because what they’ve done is say we’ve got 450 institutions from around the world that have 130 trillion (dollars) worth of assets. All of whom are going to commit to try and decarbonize the world’s economy and to get supposedly to net zero by 2050.” Gillian Tett on Electric… Continue reading Is GFANZ The GPS To Net Zero? – Gillian Tett, Financial Times Editor-at-Large
“Women are being hit disproportionately hard, because they hold disproportionately more of the jobs being shutdown and (still) have the lion’s share of family responsibilities….The industries hit hard by this crisis are healthcare, social care, education, restaurants, cleaning services, personal care and clothing stores, and the front lines of them are dominated by women.” Heather… Continue reading The Economic Crisis’ Impact on Women – Heather Long, Washington Post Senior Economic Reporter
“The biggest problem with the official surveys that we rely on a lot… [by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS], is that…the number of women isn’t plentiful enough yet to have enough data on an annual basis to come up with reliable estimates.” Ariane Hegewisch on Green Connections Radio.
There’s a little secret about the pandemic-economic recession that economists are not talking about much: that women in STEM jobs actually did pretty well. Why? Because STEM jobs are what economists call “professional” jobs and they have been in demand and therefore, not cut for the most part. Listen to Ariane Hegewisch, Program Director for Employment and Earnings at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research explain why and how women in STEM fields can benefit in this engaging conversation with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson.
“There are environmental issues that are very important to people on a local level…(but they are) being covered (by the local news media) based on everyday issues in local communities… because it affects tourism, it affects the economy, it affects a lot of things, not to mention the places that we live…(and) because it affects their taxes.”Wanda Lloyd on Green Connections Radio podcast – Wanda Smalls Lloyd former senior editor at USA Today and at local newspapers, and a former Washington Post executive, and the author of a new book – “Coming Full Circle: From Jim Crow to Journalism.” She provides valuable career advice to