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The emerging world leader in climate tech could soon be Massachusetts, experts say

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🗞️ Driving the news: Massachusetts is set to emerge as the forefront leader in climate and environmental technology, as the global pursuit of sustainability and emissions reduction gains momentum

🔭 The context: Governor Maura Healey's $1 billion proposal aims to position Massachusetts as a frontrunner in climate technology on the global stag
The rise of environmental startups and think tanks further bolsters the state's potential to become the go-to hub for climate solutions across the nation in the coming years

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: The experts emphasized that global warming stands as the paramount existential crisis of our era and competition among global innovation leaders might  yield increasingly impactful outcomes
• Competition between states can be positive since more experts seem to be working on climate change at the same time

⏭️ What's next: Massachusetts Governor Healey's $1 billion proposal seeks to drive economic growth through climate tech, drawing inspiration from the successes in the life sciences sector and applying similar strategies to climate tech innovation, as Hao explained to ABC News

💬 One quote: "Massachusetts is home to more than 80 different academic institutions across the state," Julia Travaglini, senior vice president of marketing and communications for Greentown Labs said. "We're really this sort of like nexus and melting pot of all the pieces you need to catalyze its climate community"

📈 One stat: Massachusetts currently ranks third in the nation for its array of climate tech solutions, boasting 340 innovations

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