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Flooded houses and cars are seen after Hurricane Florence in Wallace, North Carolina, September 16, 2018. (Getty/Atlgan Ozdil/Anadolu Agency)

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The SEC Has Broad Authority To Require Climate and Other ESG Disclosures Report

The SEC Has Broad Authority To Require Climate and Other ESG Disclosures

Increasing demand for companies to provide enhanced disclosures on climate-related and other environmental, social, and governance matters has raised questions about the Securities and Exchange Commission’s authority to require disclosures. That authority is broad and not limited to materiality.

Alexandra Thornton, Tyler Gellasch

Assessing China’s Energy and Climate Goals Report
Aerial photo taken on February 24, 2021, shows a molten-salt solar thermal power plant in Dunhuang, northwest China's Gansu Province. (Getty/Ma Xiping/Xinhu)

Assessing China’s Energy and Climate Goals

Beijing recently released modest near-term climate targets that will make it more difficult for China to meet its own carbon neutrality goal—and for other nations to meet global climate stabilization goals.

Joanna Lewis, Laura Edwards

An Urgent Rescue Plan for Puerto Rico Report

An Urgent Rescue Plan for Puerto Rico

The Biden administration has pledged to provide Puerto Rico—home to more than 3 million U.S. citizens—with the resources and technical assistance it needs to recover and prosper in the wake of multiple natural disasters and ongoing economic and fiscal crises.

Federico de Jesús, Laura Rodriguez

Learning From California’s Ambitious Climate Policy Report
The Carquinez Bridge looms in the background of the playground area of the Ninth Street Park and Boat Launch in Benicia, Calif., Feb. 11, 2014. (Manny Crisostomo/Sacramento Bee/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)

Learning From California’s Ambitious Climate Policy

The Biden-Harris administration can learn from California’s science-based, whole-of-government approach to climate policy, which has reduced harmful emissions, prioritized environmental justice, and built partnerships across the state.

Aimee Barnes, Ashley Conrad-Saydah, Hannah Argento-McCurdy, 2 More Angela Luh, Matthew Gobin

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