Helping American Business Leaders Advocate for Effective Climate Policy
Business Climate Leaders (BCL) is an initiative of Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL), a nonpartisan grassroots advocacy group with nearly 100,000 members in over 450 US chapters. We are helping American businesses understand and take action in shaping federal climate policy. Working through our nationwide network of relationships with members of Congress and their staffs, our volunteer professionals can help you leverage your climate advocacy investments with minimal risk and resources. Learn more.
“Lobby for aggressive pro-climate policies at all levels of government. Today, most companies use their significant lobbying influence (on their own and through trade groups) to fight regulations and defang government. But that has to change in the face of this crisis. The first priority — which the IPCC makes clear — is to put a price on carbon. Companies must lobby for escalating prices on carbon everywhere.”
Andrew Winston writing in Harvard Business Review, October 9, 2018.
THE U.S. BUSINESS CASE FOR A CARBON TAX: Driving Innovation, Equity & Opportunity
In a spectacular meeting of minds at The U.S. Business Case for a Carbon Tax Forum on September 13, 2018 in San Francisco, 250 attendees, including representatives from a range of organizations from ExxonMobil to Green for All, to Steelcase and Citizens Climate Lobby, came together to make the case for a carbon tax. Over 300 people live-streamed the event, an official affiliate event of the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit. Read more.
GreenBiz, 9/24/18: "‘Carbon taxes are raising revenues around the world,’ said Helen Mountford, director of economics for the World Resources Institute and program director for the New Climate Economy Initiative, during the GCAS event. ‘It’s also a major incentive to innovate.’” Read more.
NEWS of note
Lawmakers roll out landmark bipartisan carbon bill (E&E News, November 28, 2018)
New U.N. Report Says Put a High Price on Carbon (NYT, October 8, 2018)
Public support for climate policy remains strong, according to new poll (Stanford News, July 2018)
State and Trends of Carbon Pricing 2018 (World Bank Group, May 2018)