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How Will the Brave New Post-Paris World Work?

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Whether you are someone looking for action to slow climate change, or someone who opposes such action, the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement is bad news because it creates more uncertainty about the future. That uncertainty translates into risk. If you’ve sought action on climate change, President Trump’s announcement reflects a step back from […]

Business Stepping Up on Climate Change?

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I’ve worked with dozens of companies since 1988 to explore their climate change risks and develop climate responses and strategies. The perceived role of business in climate in addressing climate change has steadily grown since the early days of climate action and strategy. Today you can find hundreds of blogs, articles, and books discussing the […]

Energy CEOs Losing Sleep Over Climate Change? Yes or No?

I’m just back from attending the 5th annual Oregon Citizens Utility Board energy conference here in Portland, Utility 2025: Building the Northwest’s Energy Future. Because of how the Northwest’s energy system is structured, the meeting was more of a regional conference than a purely state-level Oregon conference, with a good draw from the energy community […]

The Danger of Rose-Colored Glasses When Interpreting Corporate Climate Strategies

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Lots of stakeholders are pushing companies to take action on climate change, and many companies report they are doing just that. But interpreting the significance of those claims gets tricky, not only at the company level but at the level of making real progress on climate change. It’s natural that stakeholders look for good news […]