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A Low Carbon Fuel Standard: In Brief

CRS: A Low Carbon Fuel Standard: In Brief July 7, 2021: “One policy option Congress may examine is a low carbon fuel standard (LCFS). An LCFS is a policy that requires transportation fuels to meet a certain energy-related GHG target (e.g., a specific carbon intensity) within a specified jurisdiction and time frame. Some states have… Continue Reading

Join NYT Today for Netting Zero Virtual Event Series on Climate Change

“Each episode of Netting Zero brings together New York Times journalists with climate experts from business, policy, government, and civil society. Join us on July 1 to discuss our built environment – The New York Times  Thursday, July 11:30 p.m. E.T. | 10:30 a.m. P.T. | 6:30 p.m. B.S.T.  In the past year, as cities… Continue Reading

Tree Equity Score

“A map of tree cover in any city in the United States is too often a map of race and income. This is unacceptable. Trees are critical infrastructure that every person in every neighborhood deserves. Trees can help address damaging environmental inequities like air pollution. The score evaluates data from each neighborhood’s: Existing tree canopy;… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, June 27, 2021

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, June 27, 2021 – Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the… Continue Reading

Have we reached peak ransomware?

ZDNet – “How the internet’s biggest security problem has grown and what happens next. A string of high-profile cyberattacks has made ransomware an impossible issue to ignore – in fact, even world leaders are talking about it. Will this be enough to make cyber criminals think twice? Ransomware has become such a significant problem that… Continue Reading

How to Protect Species and Save the Planet—at Once

IPBES-IPCC Co-Sponsored Workshop – Biodiversity and Climate Change Workshop Report, June 10, 2021 “In December 2020, 50 of the world’s leading biodiversity and climate experts, selected by a 12-person Scientific Steering Committee assembled by IPBES and IPCC, participated in a four-day virtual workshop to examine the synergies and trade-offs between biodiversity protection and climate change… Continue Reading

How Companies Can Navigate Political Risks Successfully

[email protected]: “Companies are facing heightened political risks across the globe, but the majority of them are underprepared, reactive, and lacking confidence in their ability to navigate those risks successfully. Geopolitical risks are the biggest, especially with COVID-19 disrupting supply chains, the rise of nationalization and protectionism, the hardening of U.S.-China trade tensions, and increasing confrontations… Continue Reading

Key findings: How Americans’ attitudes about climate change differ by generation, party and other factors

“Majorities of Americans say the federal government, businesses and other actors are doing too little to reduce the effects of climate change and express support for a variety of policy approaches aimed at addressing the issue. At the same time, the public has limited appetite for some of the more dramatic proposed changes to energy… Continue Reading

NYC’s Subway Operator and Martha’s Vineyard Ferry Latest to Report Cyberattacks

WSJ (paywall / no paywall): “Revelations of cyberattacks on transportation systems in New York and Massachusetts heightened concerns about the threat to U.S. businesses and essential services Wednesday, after hackers held hostage the world’s largest meat processor this week. An attack on JBS SA, the world’s biggest meat company by sales, upended U.S. meat supplies… Continue Reading

We are on the cusp of a global pandemic driven by greed, an avoidably vulnerable digital ecosystem, and an ever-widening criminal enterprise

Testimony of Christopher C. Krebs [Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency] Before the Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, & Innovation U.S. House of Representatives On Responding to Ransomware: Exploring Policy Solutions to a Cybersecurity Crisis – May 5, 2021. Washington: “…Simply put, ransomware is a business, and business is… Continue Reading