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US CFTC exploring incentives to speed markets' transition to net zero carbon economy, Behnam says

By Neil Roland
  • 01 Mar 2021 16:06
  • 01 Mar 2021 16:06
The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission is looking into incentives it might create to manage carbon risks among derivatives markets and accelerate their transition to a net zero carbon economy, acting CFTC Chairman Rostin Behnam said today.
A net-zero carbon economy refers to the goal of balancing the amount of

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Neil Roland

Senior Correspondent

Neil has covered U.S. financial regulation for over two decades, mostly for Bloomberg and Crain Communications. He received a Loeb award for coverage of regulators' response to the collapse of Enron. He also garnered a SABEW award and some Jesse H. Neal awards for stories on the Federal Reserve's response to the 2008 financial crisis. Roland has appeared as a commentator on Fox TV, NPR, C-Span and Bloomberg TV. He received a Master's degree in public policy from Harvard and a Bachelors degree in economics from Cornell.

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