Helping American Business Leaders Advocate for Market- and Consumer-Friendly Carbon Pricing Legislation
Business Climate Leaders (BCL) is an initiative of Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL), a nonpartisan grassroots advocacy group with over 60,000 members in over 400 US chapters. We are helping American businesses take local-focused action in shaping federal climate policy.
Working through our nationwide network of relationships with Members of Congress and their staffs, our volunteer professionals are quietly connecting companies with the decision-makers, enabling you to customize and leverage your investment in advocacy with minimal risk and resources. Learn more.
The conference concluded with a reception after a busy day of lobbying with 1,000 volunteers from across the nation meeting with 500 Congressional offices on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, June 13, 2017.
US CARBON PRICING INITIATIVES
ABOUT THE PARIS AGREEMENT
We Are Still In (wearestillin.com, June 5, 2017)
What to Expect as the US Leaves Paris Climate Accord (NYT, June 1, 2017)
US Business Leaders Want to Stay in the Paris Climate Accord (Harvard Business Review, May 31, 2017)
Bipartisan support: Most Americans Support Staying in the Paris Agreement (The Atlantic, May 31, 2017)
Legal Issues Related to the Paris Agreement (Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, May 2017)
George P. Shultz and Ted Halstead. The Business Case for the Paris Climate Accord (NYT, May 9, 2017)
American Business Overwhelmingly Supports the Paris Agreement (NRDC, May 5, 2017)
Businesses urge president to remain in Paris Agreement (C2ES, May 2017)
US Business Leaders Send Open Letter To Trump: 'Don't Abandon Climate Deal' (Forbes, November 2016)
US Businesses and The Paris Agreement
From E2, May 2017:
- The goals of the Paris Agreement represent an estimated $19T to the world economy over the next 30 years, $26B to the US economy by 2020 alone (Sources: IEA and IRENA).
- More than 3 million Americans work in clean energy.
- The global clean energy market is $1.4T, while the US share in that market is $320B. Other countries are poised to jump into that market, overtaking the US share of investment and jobs.
- US employment base stands to add 300,00 jobs by 2020, mostly in manufacturing and construction, during the shift to a low-carbon economy.
- Over 1,000 businesses, collectively worth $1T, including Johnson & Johnson, Kellogg Co., and Dow Chemical, publicly support the Paris Agreement. (Read more about corporate support at Low-Carbon USA.)