Federal Officials Flag Need To Better Factor Climate Into Economic Studies

January 23, 2023
Top federal officials are underscoring the need for better methods to integrate climate change effects into the government’s ongoing economic analysis that informs key policies, including a better version of how climate risks affect the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP). “The problem we face is that our toolbox for assessing risks and integrating them into our economic policymaking is limited, and the tools we have aren’t purpose built,” lamented Heather Boushey, a member of the White House Council of Economic...

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