Politics of climate change

The trading floor at the New York Stock Exchange

Proposed SEC rule would require companies to disclose risks from climate change

Trillions of dollars of financial assets are at risk of losses related to the climate. The Biden administration is moving to require public companies to disclose their climate risk to investors.

Philanthropist Bill Gates attends the World Leaders' Summit "Accelerating Clean Technology Innovation and Deployment," at the COP26 Summit, in Glasgow, Scotland, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. 

Foundations of international relations: Part II

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President Joe Biden delivers remarks on his "Build Back Better" agenda during a visit to the International Union Of Operating Engineers Local 324, Oct. 5, 2021, in Howell, Michigan.

US credibility on climate on the line in Washington

President Joe Biden speaks about Russia in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, April 15, 2021, in Washington.

Biden’s Earth Day summit tests US, global commitment to slowing climate change

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Student activists carry posters and shout slogans as they participate in a protest march against climate change in Delhi, India, March 19, 2021.

Author Kim Nicholas on the five stages of ‘radical climate acceptance’

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A smokestack burns in the distance of a rugged area with dried leaves and grass.

China launches world’s largest carbon market

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Can it help China reach its net-zero goals?

Joe Biden inauguration

Biden brings US back to Paris climate accord. Now what?


The US can’t simply reengage global climate action using the old Obama administration playbook, says Jennifer Morgan, executive director of Greenpeace International.

Standing in a grassy field, Joe Biden speaks about climate change during a campaign event held outside the Delaware Museum of Natural History in Wilmington, Delaware, Sept. 14, 2020.

The world is watching: 2020 US election will have a big impact on global climate politics

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In 2017, President Donald Trump announced he was pulling the US out of the Paris agreement, calling the deal “draconian.” But Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden says he’ll put the country on course again if he’s elected. 

a closeup of California Governor Edmund "Jerry" Brown

California emerges as a leader at climate summit


The biggest test of how much a state governor can really lead on a global problem like climate change came this week as Gov. Jerry Brown convened the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco. 
California has provided leadership amid the vacuum left when the US federal government reversed course on climate policy. But there are things a state just can’t do.   

A man walks over a projection on the floor reading "America's pledge #wearestillin"

There’s a deep divide over Trump climate policy on display at UN talks


“Without question, fossil fuels will continue to be used, and we would argue it’s in the best global interest to make sure that when fossil fuels are used, it’s as clean and efficient as possible,” Banks said.