Brainard has been pushing the US Federal Reserve to consider exposure to climate change in its regulation and analysis of banks. That’s sparked fury from Republican senators – and even a Nobel Prize winner.
The two sides need the international community to help them end the fighting, but the Biden administration has so far been reluctant to get involved.
The election of Joe Biden raised hopes of a new dawn in US environmental protections. But left-right views will continue to stymie progress, just as they do in Australia.
For once, centre-left economists are divided.
If history is any guide, the new US president’s forward-thinking approach toward refugee resettlement could help drive Australia’s commitments to refugee protection, too.
Joe Biden's middling economic policies are a chance to cut through the bitter polarisation of US politics.
Janet Yellen is the perfect choice to tackle the worst economic crisis in a century, and the problems that lie beyond.
Australia faces a carbon tax being imposed on it by its trading partners. It's time to get ahead of the curve.
A Biden presidency grappling with domestic discord could leave Australia out in the Indo-Pacific cold, says UNSW’s William Clapton.
UNSW has various experts available for comment on the 2020 US presidential election.