Following a meeting with President Joe Biden at the White House, business leaders from key sectors of the economy pledged to help harden the country against cyberattacks on Wednesday. Biden described cybersecurity as a "core national security challenge" and cited recent high-profile attacks on US businesses that have disrupted life for everyday Americans.
According to a memorandum issued by the Department of Energy on Tuesday, if Congress adopts tax credits and other policies for renewable energy projects and component factories, solar energy can provide more than 40% of national electricity by 2035, up from 3% today.
The White House said that US President Joe Biden allocated up to US$100 million from an emergency fund on Friday to meet the “unexpected and urgent” refugee needs caused by the situation in Afghanistan, including applicants for special immigration visas for Afghanistan.
When G7 Foreign and Development Ministers meet in London this week they will discuss investing $15 billion in developing countries in the next two years. This development fund will help women access jobs and build resilient businesses to combat the devastating economic impacts of COVID-19.