A new Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP) from the G20 Summit
In non-COP27 news, at the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment (PGII) event at the G20 Summit, a cohort of countries, including the U.S., Japan, Canada, and the EU, announced an initial $20B in public and private sector financing to help Indonesia reduce its reliance on coal power.
U.S. and China restart climate talks
After a three-hour meeting on Monday, the U.S. and China—the two largest producers of fossil fuel emissions—agreed to resume talks on transnational challenges, which include climate change. Activists at COP27 closely followed this meeting because previous cooperation has motivated other nations and inspired broader collaboration.
Atlas of Disaster
Rebuild by Design—a research and design group at NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge focused on reimagining communities in the face of rising population, climate change, and social injustice—released its Atlas of Disaster this week. The report details the spread and cost of climate disasters and profiles every U.S. state’s disaster occurrences, federal assistance, social vulnerability, and energy reliability. The takeaway: Although disasters occur more frequently in states like CA and FL, 90% of all U.S. counties have experienced a federal climate disaster in the last ten years and this does not include extreme heat waves or droughts.