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In a representative democracy, men and women serving in public office – whether elected or appointed – must view their service as a public trust.   Each day, men and women raise their right hands to be sworn in as executives, legislators and administrators, agreeing to protect and defend the constitutions of the United States and of their home States, and the laws, rules and regulations of their governmental subdivisions. 

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News & Updates

July 23, 2021 Roadmap for navigating Brazilian deforestation through sustainable bonds

Source: Environment Analyst

A report published by Planet Tracker and the Grantham Research Institute proposed that Brazil faces a very difficult, environmentally unsustainable path towards net-zero carbon emissions, by depleting its natural capital base...

July 23, 2021 US jobless claims rise to 419,000 from a pandemic low

Source: AP

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose last week from the lowest point of the pandemic, even as the job market appears to be rebounding on the strength of a reopened economy.

July 23, 2021 Biden admin reportedly mulls mask push amid spike in COVID-19 cases from Delta

Source: NY Post

The Biden administration is reportedly considering whether to urge vaccinated Americans to once again wear masks in more settings, amid a nationwide spike in COVID-19 cases from the Delta variant.

Research & Insights

July 2, 2021 Government (UK) ‘exploiting nature more than it is protecting it’, MPs warn in damning biodiversity report

Source: The Independent

A damning report by MPs has described government policy designed to tackle runaway biodiversity loss as “inadequate”, “not joined up” and “not on track to improve the environment within a generation”.

May 19, 2021 Secretary-General’s SDG Progress Report Recaps Pandemic Impacts on 17 Global Goals

Source: IISD

The UN has released an advance version of the UN Secretary-General’s annual report on SDG progress. The report will inform discussions during the July 2021 session of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development...

May 13, 2021 Experts Call for Sweeping Reforms to Prevent the Next Pandemic

Source: NY Times

Swift mask mandates and travel restrictions, an international treaty and the creation of new bureaucracies are among the recommendations presented to the W.H.O.

Commentary & Opinion

June 24, 2021 Opinion - America the Beautiful' is a green infrastructure plan for greater sustainability and equity

Source: The Hill

Record heat and wildfire in the western United States. Plummeting biodiversity. A nation struggling for equity and justice. In times like these, we desperately need federal initiatives that can solve multiple problems in one fell...

May 19, 2021 The black box economy

Source: VOX

The pandemic economy has been strange and unpredictable from the get-go. Throughout the past 14 months, the twists and turns have been surprising:

May 18, 2021 Europe Failed Miserably With Vaccines. Of Course It Did.

Source: NY Times

When the pandemic reached Europe in the early months of 2020, it was every country for itself. France, Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic rapidly introduced export bans on medical equipment. Italy, where the outbreak was most...


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