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The Green Recovery

The Green Recovery focuses on what comes next, with an emphasis on biodiversity, energy, public investments, and financial and corporate governance. The recovery phase will bring far-reaching opportunities to accelerate the transition to renewable energies, reorient business and finance toward sustainable development, and reconsider our relationship with the planet. But it will also open a window for populists, nationalists, and others to exploit public anxieties and pursue zero-sum politics. The Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change has warned that averting the worst-case climate scenario will depend entirely on the actions taken (or not taken) in the 2020s. The stakes could not be higher.

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The Green Recovery

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    Is Stock-Market Short-Termism Really Behind Climate Change?

    Mark J. Roe

    On both sides of the Atlantic, policymakers, pundits, and the public fear that financial markets' appetite for immediate profit poses a growing threat to communities, economies, and the planet. But the argument is a red herring, and buying into it will lead to misguided, and possibly counterproductive policies.

    disputes the widespread assumption that climate change and other problems are due to myopic profit-seeking.

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