Yellen touts ‘whole-of-economy’ plan to fight climate change

The Hill
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April 21, 2021

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Wednesday laid out the department’s plans to mobilize the U.S. economy against climate change, defying growing criticism from Republicans over the pace and scope of President Biden’s environmental agenda.

In a speech to the International Institute of Finance, Yellen insisted that the U.S. must take an ambitious approach to fighting climate change through the economy despite the challenges of measuring and curbing the economic and financial risks it poses.

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