McCarthy says immigration, abortion, economy to top election issues

Nation & World McCarthy says immigration, abortion, economy to top election issues Graham Allison (left) and Kevin McCarthy polling the audience. Photos by Niles Singer/Harvard Staff Photographer Christina Pazzanese Harvard Staff Writer April 12, 2024 4 min read Former House speaker also says Trump would likely win if election were held today in wide-ranging talk […]

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Biden-Harris Administration Sets Historic Pollution Standards for Cars

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced final national pollution standards for passenger cars, light-duty trucks, and medium-duty vehicles for model years 2027 through 2032 and beyond. These standards will avoid more than 7 billion tons of carbon emissions and provide nearly $100 billion of annual net benefits to society, including $13 billion of annual public […]

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Harvard Griffin GSAS applications rise nearly 16% over past three years 

Lehman Hall at the Harvard Griffin Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer Campus & Community Harvard Griffin GSAS applications rise nearly 16% over past three years  25,240 applicant pool for master’s, Ph.D. programs  March 6, 2024 3 min read Clarification: An earlier version of this article did not account for all […]

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EU Council fails to approve new environmental, human rights sustainability due diligence law

The failure of EU Member States to approve the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD) stalls the much-needed law that helps address the acute needs of people, the environment and businesses within and beyond the EU. After a four-year legislative effort to establish a robust law curbing corporate abuses on human rights and the environment, […]

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Nokia commits to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040

Sets new long-term target to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040. Doubles down on its existing near-term target by accelerating the decarbonization of its own operations. To ensure its targets are aligned with climate science, Nokia has submitted its net zero letter of commitment to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). Nokia announced […]

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Towards Zero Pollution: EU’s Ambitious Plan for Stricter Air Quality Standards

Stricter 2030 limits for several air pollutants Air quality indices to be comparable across all member states Access to justice and right to compensation for citizens Air pollution leads to around 300 000 premature deaths per year in the EU The new law aims to reduce air pollution in the EU to achieve a clean […]

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SIX Partners with Greenomy to Enhance SMEs’ Sustainability Performance

SIX, the global financial information provider, has launched a new solution enabling the global banking clients of SIX to measure the sustainability performance of their small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) clients, and to assess climate and sustainability risk trajectories linked to their loan books. This product launch is following the company’s partnership with leading Brussels-based […]

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Tim Mohin: SEC Climate Rule by March?

There is new hope that the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will issue its long-awaited climate disclosure rule soon. A draft of the final rule has been circulated to the SEC’s five commissioners, and a meeting to vote on the rule is expected by the end of March. Readers of this newsletter have been […]

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Airbus Launches Inaugural Global Aircraft Recycling Project in China: The Airbus Lifecycle Services Centre (ALSC)

The Airbus Lifecycle Services Centre, with investment of 6 billion yuan ($838 million), aims to improve the recycling rate of aircraft components and materials, so that over 90% of an aircraft by weight can be recycled, Xinhua reported. The Airbus Lifecycle Services Centre (ALSC) has started its operations in Chengdu (China), offering solutions to manage […]

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Long to step down as Ed School dean

Campus & Community Long to step down as Ed School dean Economist will return to teaching and research Laurie Rodriguez Harvard Correspondent January 18, 2024 4 min read Bridget Terry Long, A.M. ’97, Ph.D. ’00, announced on Thursday that she will step down as dean of Harvard’s Graduate School of Education at the end of […]

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