Treasury Department to host virtual roundtable on climate-transition financing
BPC Staff Feb 28, 2022 | 4:55 pm
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The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced it will host a virtual roundtable, “The Climate Transition: Federal Policy and State and Local Government Best Practices,” on Thursday, March 3. The roundtable, co-hosted by the Treasury Office of State and Local Finance and the Treasury Climate Hub, will bring together state and local officials from across the country to discuss key issues facing governments in funding and financing the transition to a net-zero economy. As stated in the department’s Climate Action Plan released in July 2021, “Treasury anticipates that climate change will continue to be a significant global challenge and that aspects of its mission and operations will be impacted by global warming, sea level rise, increased intensity, and frequency of major weather events, and impacts on energy availability.” The roundtable will begin at 9 a.m. Central time with remarks from Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, followed by Infrastructure Implementation Coordinator Mitch Landrieu, who will deliver remarks on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Members of the public are invited to view the live webcast using this link on the agency’s website.