Economy & Business

U.N. Summit Lays the Table for Environmental Reporting on Food Systems

After an 18-month buildup, a one-day U.N. Food Systems Summit earlier this fall generated hundreds of commitments to end global hunger and a dizzying array of alliances dedicated to the cause. Despite controversies surrounding the summit, this groundbreaking event highlighted opportunities for reporting on food and food systems. Award-winning agriculture journalist Chris Clayton shares his insights.

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"Climate Summit Turns Its Focus to a Contentious Question: Who Pays?"

"Some of the world’s biggest financial institutions on Wednesday vowed to mobilize trillions of dollars to help shift the global economy toward cleaner energy as negotiators at the United Nations climate summit struggled with the question of how to pay for the enormous costs of climate change."

Source: NYTimes, 11/04/2021

World’s Biggest Banks To Play A Role In Limiting Greenhouse Gas Emissions

"Hundreds of the world’s biggest banks and pension funds with assets worth $130tn have committed themselves to a key goal in limiting greenhouse gas emissions, the UK government will announce on Wednesday."

Source: Guardian, 11/03/2021
November 19, 2021

Offshore Wind Energy on California’s Central Coast: What You Need to Know

The federal government wants to open 399 square miles of the Pacific Ocean along California’s Central Coast to floating offshore wind turbine development. The (San Luis Obispo) Tribune will hold a Live Q&A with a panel of experts to discuss this issue. 3:00-4:30 p.m. ET.

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"Dems, Oil Execs Clash At Hearing: ‘They Are Obviously Lying’"

"Minutes into the questioning of oil company executives at a hearing on climate disinformation this morning, House Oversight and Reform Chair Carolyn Maloney suggested the head of Exxon Mobil Corp. had perjured himself."

Source: E&E News, 10/29/2021

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