Climate & Energy

Overview

Climate & Energy

Global temperature has been on the rise, with the first decade of the 21st century the warmest on record. Overwhelmingly, scientists agree that man-made climate change is occurring. Climate events are indisputably more frequent, more severe and more destructive. Yet many policymakers have avoided meaningful action to reverse these effects, sometimes claiming that addressing climate change would hamper businesses and the economy. The opposite is true.

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Support the Green New Deal

The Green New Deal offers an historic opportunity to combine the strengths of private industry and government to solve critical problems and put us on the path toward a sustainable economy. We can address climate change, restore America’s broad prosperity and improve quality of life for the 21st century and beyond. But it will take public-private collaboration of the magnitude of our successful past. Join other responsible business leaders to support the goals of the Green New Deal. 

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State Coalition Carbon Price

As the risks of climate change become clearer, the need grows for comprehensive action to cut carbon pollution. By far the simplest and most effective action we can take is to institute a statewide carbon tax.

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We Are Still In

Despite the Administration’s decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement, businesses, state and local governments, and other institutions are moving forward. In 2016, thousands of mayors, governors, businesses of all sizes, colleges and universities, and institutions signed the pledge to say they were still committed to fighting climate change and driving down carbon pollution.