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UN Environment Chief: “The Truth Is We Are Failing.” | Global Stage | GZERO Media

UN Environment Chief: “The truth is we are failing”

Inger Andersen, Executive Director of the United Nations' Environment Programme, issued a dire warning about climate change in a new interview with GZERO Media. In 2021, UN Secretary-General António Guterres described the world as standing “at the edge of an abyss,” and that next steps on climate were urgent and critical.

“I think if you ask people on Pacific islands whose lands have been lost, they've already fallen off,” Andersen told GZERO. “Or even if you ask people in California whose houses got burnt in a wildfire, they have fallen off.”

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The Road To Becoming a Sustainable Energy Superpower | Sec. Granholm: Full Interview | GZERO World

The road to becoming a sustainable energy superpower

A new legislation might save the US from a climate catastrophe. The passage of the Inflation Reduction Act has revived a sputtering Biden administration and represents the single largest climate spending package in US history. Ian Bremmer speaks to US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm on GZERO World to talk about how the new law could help America (and the world) respond to climate change, by giving American families and businesses carrots to use more clean energy rather than sticks from guzzling fossil fuels.

The IRA will do things like boost the domestic energy manufacturing sector or help the US show up at the upcoming COP27 climate summit in Egypt as a global leader on clean energy. Granholm believes that Russia's war in Ukraine has aggravated the energy crisis. Making the transition to clean energy even more urgent because the West no longer wants to rely on Russia to keep the lights on.

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António Guterres: “We Are Destroying Our Planet and We Are Not Paying Attention” | GZERO World

"We are destroying our planet and we are not paying attention," says UN chief António Guterres

A year ago, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told Ian Bremmer on GZERO World that the world was on the edge of an abyss in dealing with climate change.

Since then, we haven't fallen off, but unfortunately he says climate has become a "second-rate issue."

That doesn't mean, of course, that the problem has gone away. Russia may be at war with Ukraine, but we're at war with the planet, and the planet is striking back — as we've seen with the recent floods in Pakistan.

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Ian Explains: How Biden's Climate Bill Moves The US Towards Clean Energy | GZERO World

How Biden's climate bill moves the US towards clean energy

Despite its name, the recently passed US Inflation Reduction Act won't do much to tame rising prices. But it will do a lot to fight climate change by slashing carbon emissions from power generation and transport, Ian Bremmer explains on GZERO World.

Interestingly, the bill offers more carrots than sticks to encourage American families and businesses to use more clean energy, Ian Bremmer tells GZERO World. Also, it responded to the Supreme Court's ruling against the Environmental Protection Agency by reaffirming the EPA's authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions.

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Jennifer Granholm: US “Putting Our Money Where Our Mouth Is” on Clean Energy | GZERO World

Jennifer Granholm: On clean energy, US is "putting our money where our mouth is”

This November, the US wants to present itself at the COP27 Climate Summit in Egypt as a global leader on renewables with the $370 billion worth of clean energy investment included in the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act.

Something like this has never been done before, and the figure could be double once you add private sector dollars, says Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm.

America, she tells Ian Bremmer on GZERO World, finally has "some moral authority to say we are putting our money where our mouth is on this."

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Supercharging US Clean Energy & Achieving Net Zero 2050 Globally | GZERO World with Ian Bremmer

Supercharging US clean energy & achieving net zero 2050 globally

Despite its name, the US Inflation Reduction Act won't do much to tame rising prices. But it will do a lot to fight climate change by giving American families and businesses carrots to use more clean energy rather than sticks from guzzling fossil fuels.

What's in the bill, and how will it help accomplish the Biden administration's climate goals?

On GZERO World, Ian Bremmer speaks to US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, who explains how Biden's climate bill will do things like bring back energy manufacturing jobs or help the US show up at the upcoming COP27 climate summit in Egypt as a global leader on clean energy. She also touches on Europe's current energy woes and hopes for an opening on climate cooperation with China.

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Podcast: Biden's climate bill sets US up to lead on clean energy, says Sec. Jennifer Granholm

Listen: The Biden administration has pushed through the single largest climate spending package in US history. US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm joins Ian Bremmer on GZERO World to discuss how the new law could help the United States and the world respond to climate change. The Inflation Reduction Act is Biden's biggest legislative win since the American Rescue Act early in his term in office. It is intended to fight climate change by slashing carbon emissions from power generation and transport. According to Granholm, it will help by giving Americans incentives to use renewable energy in their cars and homes. And that, in turn, will lower the cost of energy prices at home. She also shares her perspective on Europe's current energy woes and hopes for an opening on climate cooperation with China.

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Inflation Reduction Act Will Lower Energy Costs & Bring Back Jobs, Says US Energy Sec | GZERO World

Inflation Reduction Act will lower energy costs & bring back jobs, says US energy secretary

The Inflation Reduction Act is the Biden administration's biggest legislative win since the American Rescue Act early in his term in office. But what will the bill accomplish?

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm says it'll fight climate change by giving Americans incentives to use renewable energy in their cars and homes. And that, in turn, will lower the cost of energy prices at home.

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