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What climate neutrality will cost Germany

Germany wants to be climate neutral by 2045. Restructuring its economy will cost trillions. But not investing the money would cost even more.
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Social cost of plastic made in 2019 is more than India’s GDP, says WWF report

Plastic made in 2019 will cost the environment and society about $3.7 trillion – or more than the gross domestic product of India – over its estimated lifetime, according to a new report by wildlife charity WWF.

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Experts warn of financial cost of inaction on climate change

As the Caldor Fire continues to burn in California and after Hurricane Ida cut a path of destruction in the South and Northeast, scientists continue to sound the alarm on climate change.

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Drought in Western Canada drives up food costs for restaurants already hurt by pandemic

Widespread drought in the Canadian Prairies is driving up commodity prices, leaving restaurants to contend with a higher cost of doing business.
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Climate change is bankrupting America’s small towns

Repeated shocks from hurricanes, fires and floods are pushing some rural communities, already struggling economically, to the brink of financial collapse.
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Climate-driven extreme heat threatens $500 bln in new U.S. costs

Threats to agriculture, construction and service workers could cause hefty annual setbacks to the U.S. economy - and more deaths - by mid-century, researchers warn.

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Costa Rica’s Andrea Meza is building a green economy to fight climate change

Andrea Meza has ambitious plans for Costa Rica's fight against climate change. But between a warming planet and limited time in her role, she's on a tight deadline.

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Annelise Riles: Central bankers should embrace the role of guardians of the future

With central banks now picking winners and losers, citizens should legitimately ask what criteria they use to do so, and call on bankers to establish responsible investing standards that contribute to a greater social good.
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By acting on climate change, India can gain $11 trillion in economic value by 2070

A gigantic climate crisis has an opportunity for the struggling Indian economy – if the government plays its cards right.

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Top venture capitalist Chris Sacca: "The climate is f'd"

"The climate is f'd. Even worse than it seems." That's from the opening page of a 12-page letter sent by venture capitalist Chris Sacca to potential investors in Lowercarbon Capital, the climate-focused firm he launched last year after a brief retirement.

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Op-Ed: The climate crisis is also a crisis of capitalism

The new U.N. report makes it undeniable that humanity faces an existential challenge in global warming. But is our economic system up to addressing it?
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Analysis: Debt in a warm climate: coronavirus and carbon set scene for default

Where COVID-19 has precipitated unprecedented debts, climate change could trigger defaults across a planet which a United Nations panel says is dangerously close to runaway warming.

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William E. Rees: To save ourselves, we’ll need this very different economy

What would ‘getting serious’ about the survival of civilization look like?
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Report: 'Clean closure' of coal ash ponds creates more jobs, boosts local economies

Fully removing coal ash near coal plants creates more jobs and boosts local economies better than leaving the ash in place. That’s according to a new report by the nonprofit environmental group Earthjustice.
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