Webinar: Building America's New Climate Economy
Investing in low-carbon solutions can play a valuable role in helping to reboot America’s economy in the wake of COVID-19, while also setting the U.S. economy up for long-term success.
About the Webinar
The coronavirus pandemic has severely impacted the United States’ economy at all levels — national, state and local. As federal lawmakers develop economic recovery packages, they can build back better by investing in low-carbon infrastructure and policies that respond to the climate challenge.
Join World Resources Institute for a webinar with a diverse set of leaders exploring how states and businesses are making progress toward a low-carbon future and what policy interventions, corporate leadership, technology trends and other activities can accelerate this transition, while ensuring that workers aren’t left behind.
The webinar will feature a brief presentation on America’s New Climate Economy: A Comprehensive Guide to the Economic Benefits of Climate Policy in the United States. The paper explains how low-carbon investments and policies would create jobs, provide widespread public health benefits and accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy.
- Ben Grumbles, Maryland Secretary of the Environment
- Ethan Zindler, Head of Americas, BloombergNEF
- Kathleen McLaughlin, Executive Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, Walmart Inc.
- Devashree Saha, Senior Associate, World Resources Institute (co-author of paper)
- Joel Jaeger, Research Associate, World Resources Institute (co-author of paper)
- Dan Lashof, U.S. Director, World Resources Institute (moderator)
- Other speakers to be confirmed
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The New Climate Economy (NCE), a flagship project of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, brings together government, business and economic leaders to enhance global and national understanding of how climate action can drive economic, social and development objectives.Part of Climate