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April 6, 2021

U.S. Financial Regulators, Aided by Whistleblowers, Can Mitigate the Financial Risks of Climate Change Under Existing Law

By: Karen E. Torrent Policy Counsel, National Whistleblower Center Prior to the global financial crisis of 2008, alarm bells rang out warning of the impending burst of the mortgage bubble. No action was taken to avert this crisis, and as a result, the U.S. lost $648 billion in economic growth, $3.4 trillion in real estate Continue Reading »

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February 16, 2021

The case for pursuing mandatory climate-risk disclosure in Brazil

New essay by Juliana Bolzani argues that climate disclosure is a necessary condition for assessing climate risk and making financial and capital markets greener, by describing existing policies and regulations in Brazil.

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February 10, 2021

Burning Down the House: How Inadequate Climate Risk Disclosures and Information Asymmetries Threaten to Disrupt the U.S. Mortgage Market

By:  Charlie Wowk, Research Assistant, Climate Risk Disclosure Lab The physical effects of climate change are wreaking havoc across the United States as extreme weather events are increasing in severity and frequency. The 2020 summer wildfires in the western U.S. broke “almost every record there is to break,” and there has been a notable increase Continue Reading »

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