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The Climate 21 Project tapped the expertise of more than 150 people with high-level government experience to provide the incoming Biden administration with recommendations for taking urgent and meaningful action on climate change.

The Energy Access Project at Duke has received a new gift from M.A. Rogers to boost its work developing sustainable energy policy and market solutions in emerging economies. The organization was established in 2017 through an earlier gift from Rogers and her late husband Jim, the former CEO and chairman of the board of Duke Energy. It will adopt a new name in Jim’s memory: the James E. Rogers Energy Access Project at Duke.

Tim Profeta spoke with Law360 about the implications for energy companies of a new executive order from President Joe Biden directing the government to evaluate the economic risks posed by climate change.

Resilience Roadmap co-conveners Tim Profeta and Jennifer Kurz write for The Hill that a once-in-a-generation investment that can put America on the path to resilience is not only building back better, it is building a better future for all.

Tim Profeta has joined the State of California's new Climate-Related Risk Disclosure Advisory Group, which will develop a climate risk disclosure standard for California, consistent with federal and international best practices.

In a Q&A with The Chronicle, Tim Profeta spoke about his recent work as co-chair of the Climate 21 Project, which developed transition memos for the Biden Administration to take a whole-of-government approach to tackling the climate crisis. 

The Biden administration has rejoined the Paris Agreement, the international climate treaty signed in December 2015 by nearly 200 countries. Tim Profeta and Drew Shindell talked with Duke Today about the importance of the agreement and the urgency for the United States to make up lost time.

A series of executive orders on climate change signed by President Joe Biden included a plan for a civilian climate corps to restore public lands and waterways. Tim Profeta told The Guardian that the approach is "classic Biden; working-class values, putting people to work."

A suite of executive orders that President Biden will reportedly issue on Wednesday represent an important first step in combating climate change, Tim Profeta tells The New York Times.

Janet Yellen has promised to make fighting climate change a priority as Treasury secretary. A memo from the Climate 21 Project says the department is "crucial to the success of the administration’s efforts to move the U.S. and global economy to a low-carbon trajectory and to protect the economy from climate change shocks."