ABOUT THE PARIS AGREEMENT

We Are Still In (wearestillin.com, June 5, 2017)

‘Climate Change is Real’: Business Leaders React to President Trump’s Withdrawal from Paris Agreement (Fortune, June 2, 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 BUSINESS AND LOW-CARBON ECONOMY

    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.)

    US CARBON PRICING INITIATIVES

    California bill to make cap and trade similar to Carbon Fee and Dividend (5/5/17)

    With two new bills, Massachusetts moves on Carbon Pricing (2/8/17)

    US Carbon Pricing Initiatives by State