Former President, Natural Resources Defense Council
Host Jason Bordoff sits down with Frances Beinecke, the former President of the Natural Resources Defense Council, to discuss the outlook for U.S. energy and environment policy following the election of Donald Trump. Frances, a recipient of The National Audubon Society’s prestigious Rachel Carson Award, is a member of the U.S. Secretary of Energy’s advisory board and she serves on the boards of the MIT Energy Initiative, the National Academies of Science and the World Resources Institute. They discuss: Why climate change was not a central issue in the 2016 U.S. election; Strategies environmental NGOs will employ under Trump; The role of natural gas as the world strives for a zero carbon economy; How states and local governments can address environment and climate issues.
It has now been just over a year since the US signed into law the Inflation Reduction Act and already, it has been followed by more than US $110 billion in clean energy investments.
Rising debt levels and the ravages wrought by climate change present acute threats to achieving sustainable development goals in emerging market and developing economies.
As the world races to transition to cleaner energy sources, there exists a substantial gap between the financing required for this transition and the actual investments being made.