The best economic recovery is a resilient one
May 17, 2021
The United States, as with governments around the world, will spend vast amounts of money to recover from COVID-induced economic recessions. Choosing to invest in a green recovery, including financing renewable energy, clean physical infrastructure, and reforestation, would be most advantageous not only for the planet and human health, but also for employment and the economy.
Alaskan Salmon are shrinking. Why does this matter?
May 8, 2021
Researchers are trying to unravel the mystery behind salmon size declines in Alaska and estimate their implications for humans and ecosystems. Quantifying these declines and understanding their impacts will be critical for future fishery management.
April 15, 2021
Emergence and diffusion of green bonds
April 7, 2021
IPCC estimates an investment of 2.4 trillion dollars in energy systems for a low-carbon economy. It requires financial innovations and an understanding of its emergence and diffusion. Green bonds, a recent financial innovation, have been gaining attention – the roles of various stakeholders, self-reinforcing processes, and widespread acceptance have been vital factors for its growth and distribution. Assessing these parameters helps to better understand obstacles and factors that influence successful dispersion of other financial innovations.