By Julie Bort, Business Insider
The group, which calls itself Amazon Employees for Climate Justice, issued a press release on Thursday and took to Twitter, shortly after a Washington Post report that human resources at Amazon had emailed warnings to two leaders in the group. The Washington Post is owned by Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. Read more here.
Previously Posted: Jeff Bezos unveils sweeping plan to tackle climate change, CNBC
MGM Resorts CEO: What Happens in Vegas No Longer Stays in Vegas, contributed opinion by Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International, Fortune. Large, successful companies have a significant impact on the lives of their employees, communities, and the world—and they have a duty to do right by each.
MORE ON CLIMATE CHANGE RISKS & CLIMATE ACTION
- Canada’s oilpatch braces for more scrutiny after Mark Carney sees half of world’s reserves left in the ground, Financial Post. Canadian oil reserves are estimated to be the third largest in the world, after Venezuela and Saudi Arabia. Investment in oilsands has declined from a peak of $33.9 billion in 2014 to an estimated $12 billion last year, according to data from the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. In recent years, multiple investment banks, credit ratings agencies and think tanks — including Moody’s Investors Services and large Canadian banks — have published frameworks for assessing environmental performance and carbon risk across companies and across industries.
- Climate change threatens billions in CalPERS pension fund, Los Angeles Times
California’s massive Public Employees’ Retirement System has released the first climate risk assessment of its $394-billion pension fund. The draft report, which was submitted to the CalPERS board this month, found that one-fifth of the fund’s public market investments were in sectors that have high exposure to climate change.
- Why Energy Efficiency is Key to Reducing Climate Change Risks, Triple Pundit
- Previously Posted ACEEE Report: Halfway There: Energy Efficiency Can Cut Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Half by 2050
- Nebraska’s Energy Efficiency Scorecard Ranking, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
- Resource for Individual Action: Energy Savings At Home, Energy Star
- What is climate change adaptation, and why does it matter?, Yale Climate Connections
NATIONAL CLIMATE BANK
- Dingell Leads House Bill to Establish a National Climate Bank to Finance the Clean Economy Transition, News Release
- One-page bill summary, and full bill text.
- Additional links and resources are available on the National Climate Bank micro-site.
- White Paper: Mobilizing $1 Trillion Towards Climate Action: An Analysis of the National Climate Bank (PDF), Coalition for Green Capital
About The CGC
The Coalition for Green Capital (CGC) is a non-profit organization focused on accelerating the growth of clean energy markets through the creation of Green Banks, and offers a unique and proven capacity as a leading creator, advocate, and expert on Green Banks since 2009. CGC works directly to support the formation of Green Banks with governmental and civil society partners, and provides on-going consulting and guidance to operating Green Banks.
FEATURED CLIMATE ACTION INITIATIVES
U.S. Climate Alliance
The U.S. Climate Alliance represents 55 percent of the U.S. population and an $11.7 trillion economy – an economy larger than all countries but the United States and China. The climate and clean energy policies in Alliance states have attracted billions of dollars of new investment and helped create more than 1.7 million clean energy jobs, over half the U.S. total. The Alliance is demonstrating that climate leadership and economic growth go hand-in-hand.
We Are Still In
Mayors, governors, and business leaders first began signing the We Are Still In declaration in June 2017 as a promise to world leaders that Americans would not retreat from the global pact to reduce emissions and stem the causes of climate change. The bipartisan coalition has since doubled in size, expanding to include over 3,500 representatives from all 50 states, spanning large and small businesses, mayors and governors, university presidents, faith leaders, tribal leaders, and cultural institutions. We Are Still In signatories represent a constituency of more than half of all Americans, and taken together, they represent $6.2 trillion, a bigger economy than any nation other than the U.S. or China.
- The We Are Still In Declaration
- Who’s In
- Nebraska Signatories
Arbor Day Foundation
Central Community College
City of Lincoln
Energy Studio, Inc
- Success Stories
Year in review: Environmental victories in states highlight 2019, Environment America News Release
Environment America and affiliates think global, act local to protect and improve the environment.
COAL ASH CLEANUP NEWS
- North Carolina Settlement Results in Largest Coal Ash Cleanup in America, Southern Environmental Law Center. Community Groups, N.C. DEQ and Duke Energy Reach Settlement to Clean Up Coal Ash at Six North Carolina Sites.
- Duke agrees to largest coal ash cleanup in US after years of fighting with environmentalists, Utility Dive