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 8th Annual Citizens' climate lobby & citizens' climate Education International Conference

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 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.)

We THank these Business Climate Leaders for participating in BCL Activities!