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Germany’s COVID-19 Stimulus Prioritizes Low-carbon Investments 2.7.2020 WRI Stories
Germany’s COVID-19 Stimulus Prioritizes Low-carbon Investments Comments|Add Comment|PrintGermany's new stimulus package invests heavily in EVs and public transit. Photo by Avda/Wikimedia Commons As the world continues to grapple with the COVID-19 crisis and its enormous economic and social impacts, Germany has pointed the way towards building back better in a way that emphasizes environmental as well as economic concerns. Its €130 billion ($146 billion) domestic stimulus is not just aimed at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here’s what happened June 29 with COVID-19 in the Chicago area 30.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois.
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How conservative and centrist business owners face — and cautiously embrace — protests 25.6.2020 LA Times: Business

Developer Rick Caruso faults officials' protest response and joins business leaders calling for racial justice. Will corporate actions follow words?

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Trump administration extends visa ban to non-immigrants 23.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
The Trump administration said Monday that it was extending a ban on green cards issued outside the United States until the end of the year and adding many temporary work visas to the freeze, including those used heavily by technology companies and multinational corporations.
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Let’s incubate the Green Swans hatched by the COVID-19 Black Swan 23.6.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Let’s incubate the Green Swans hatched by the COVID-19 Black Swan Tom Baruch Tue, 06/23/2020 - 01:30 The global COVID-19 pandemic is a historic Black Swan event that offers a Green Swan of opportunities to harvest innovation from 50 years of converging exponential technologies. We are presented with a rare opportunity to invest in new innovations, rebuild our data and power infrastructures and supply chains to restore and strengthen the economy while healing the environment. According to author Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Black Swans are unexpected, hard-to-predict events that result in extreme, unintended consequences. The coronavirus pandemic is a classic Black Swan. Over the past few weeks, we have witnessed countries and states scrambling for personal protective equipment and ventilators. Oil tankers are carrying millions of tons of oil with nowhere to go. Farmers are destroying food and supermarket shelves are missing essential items across the nation. These events, made visible by the COVID-19 virus, ...
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After 3 months of pent-up demand, Chicago bars reopen — ‘I’m super excited,' says Green Lady owner 18.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Chicago bars and brewery taprooms that do not serve food are allowed to reopen for outdoor service beginning Wednesday.
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What Path We Take Post-COVID-19 Will Depend in Large Part on How the World’s Cities Change 11.6.2020 THE CITY FIX
This article was originally published on Global Dashboard, as part of their Scenarios Week series, exploring and expanding on Long Crisis Scenarios. For professional optimists like me in the business of advancing an alternative, more wholesome economic model, the temptation can ...
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Europe Charts a Course for Sustainable Recovery from COVID-19 3.6.2020 THE CITY FIX
On May 27, the European Union unveiled a €750 billion ($826 billion) recovery proposal as a centerpiece of its economic response to the coronavirus crisis, while also increasing its existing budget. EU officials have said that 25% of the stimulus package will be set ...
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Europe Charts a Course for Sustainable Recovery from COVID-19 2.6.2020 WRI Stories
Europe Charts a Course for Sustainable Recovery from COVID-19 Comments|Add Comment|PrintEU Parliament, Strasbourg, France. Photo by Salim Shadid/Flickr On May 27, the European Union unveiled a €750 billion ($826 billion) recovery proposal as a centerpiece of its economic response to the coronavirus crisis, while also increasing its existing budget. EU officials have said that 25% of the stimulus package will be set aside for climate-friendly measures like building renovation, clean energy... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Pandemic Shock: Digital Dictatorship or Green Recovery? 30.5.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
In the COVID-19-driven time warp of the past 90 days, politics, economics and public opinion have changed drastically.  Important aspects of social behavior seem to have improved—less non-essential travel, less consumption, more family focus, reduced greenhouse gas pollution (17 percent less worldwide in early April), increase in demand for healthy, home-cooked foods, appreciation for nature, mutual aid, social solidarity and more attention paid to the plight of farmworkers, small farmers, healthcare workers and food chain workers. Unfortunately, other impacts of the pandemic are quite negative, in fact catastrophic: massive infections and deaths, widespread anxiety and fear, extreme political polarization and economic meltdown, including a massive number of bankruptcies of small businesses, with 40 million workers unemployed in the U.S. alone. In addition, the federal government, led by the White House and Senate Republicans, abetted by corporate Democrats, has relaxed pollution, environmental and food ...
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Quantitative Easing for Economic Recovery Must Consider Climate Change 12.5.2020 WRI Stories
Quantitative Easing for Economic Recovery Must Consider Climate Change Comments|Add Comment|PrintCentral banks like the Fed are tackling the economic fallout of COVID-19 with quantitative easing. Photo by Federal Reserve/Flickr. In response to the massive economic contraction stemming from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, some central banks — including those of the United States, European Union, Japan and other major economies — are engaging in "quantitative easing" (QE) programs on an... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Why sustainability professionals should drive green consumerism 14.4.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
What would happen if more people than ever before demanded goods aligned with a sustainable, low-carbon economy? Our economy would transition swiftly.
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Can a #GreenStimulus lead us from breakdown to breakthrough? 9.4.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
I’ll never forget the first time I heard the activist-turned commentator Van Jones articulate the vision of building an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty.
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These are the climate risks the finance sector should be planning for 8.4.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
COVID-19 is a dry run for climate catastrophes.
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Coronavirus: Falling power demand is impacting clean energy 26.3.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
With the pandemic spurring a dramatic drop in economic activity across Europe, electricity, renewables and carbon prices have also plummeted
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After the age of contagion, what's the 'new normal'? 23.3.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
As we begin to ponder our collective future post-coronavirus, the opportunity is ripe to accelerate sustainable outcomes. Will we?
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Learning from social enterprises creating an inclusive circular economy 13.3.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
The transition will require people to work together across companies and sectors, using skills such as empathy, craftsmanship and ingenuity.
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5 ways businesses can nudge their consumers to go green 10.3.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Companies large and small are leaning into sustainability, but consumers remain stubbornly out of step. Here's how to flip the script.
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Joel Makower on the state of green business 6.3.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
GreenBiz Executive Editor Joel Makower opens GreenBiz 20 by discussing the current moment — “exciting, engaging and terrifying” — and the challenges ahead for sustainability professionals.
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Signs of progress for green chemistry 4.3.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Three advances are bringing the concept into the mainstream: better communications, policy support and meaningful collaboration.
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