The Climate Leadership Council is an international policy institute founded in collaboration with a who’s who of business, opinion and environmental leaders to promote a carbon dividends framework as the most cost-effective, equitable and politically-viable climate solution.
Study: Carbon dividends is the most cost-effective Climate Solution
The carbon dividends plan generates an extra $190 billion in economic output per year, on average, while achieving the same emissions reductions as a regulatory approach, according to a study by NERA Economic Consulting. As both policies drive deeper emission cuts, the gap widens further: by 2036, GDP is $420 billion higher each year under the carbon dividends approach.
AMERICA’S CARBON ADVANTAGE
A first-of-its-kind study underscores America’s striking carbon efficiency advantage over its key trading partners. By leading and establishing a new order on climate and trade, America can leverage its significant carbon advantage to enhance the competitiveness of U.S. businesses, bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. and boost climate ambition around the world.
COUNCIL PLAN WILL CREATE 1.6 MILLION JOBS & DRIVE $1.4 TRILLION IN INNOVATION
According to a new analysis by Thunder Said Energy, the Council’s carbon dividends plan would unlock $1.4 trillion in new U.S. capital investment, create 1.6 million jobs, reduce US carbon emissions by 57% by 2035, and enhance American industrial competitiveness.
THE STRATEGIC CASE FOR U.S. CLIMATE LEADERSHIP
By James A. Baker III, George P. Shultz and Ted Halstead
In a major essay in Foreign Affairs magazine, the authors reframe the national climate debate in ways that can strengthen America’s economic and strategic position in a post COVID-19 world.
Read the Essay
BROADEST CLIMATE COALITION ISSUES BIPARTISAN CLIMATE ROADMAP
COUNCIL ANNOUNCES GOLDMAN SACHS, JP MORGAN CHASE, CHRISTIANA FIGUERES & ERNEST MONIZ AS NEW FOUNDING MEMBERS
15 FORTUNE 100 COMPANIES + ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS PREVIEW PLAN WITH MEMBERS OF CONGRESS FROM BOTH PARTIES
The Roadmap is the result of over two years of dialogue among the Founding Members of the Climate Leadership Council. If enacted, the Bipartisan Climate Roadmap would:
- Cut U.S. CO2 emissions in half by 2035
- Provide families of four $2,000 a year
- Reduce unnecessary regulations
- Pay for itself
- Drive growth and innovation
- Compel other countries to follow
POLL: STRONG SUPPORT FOR CARBON DIVIDENDS, BIPARTISAN ACTION
Two thirds of voters support carbon dividends, including 4 to 1 support overall, 2 to 1 support among Republicans, and 3 to 1 support among Republicans under 40. By a margin of 6 to 1, voters want any national climate solution to be bipartisan (58% Rep, 63% Dem, 56% Ind).See the Results
THE PRICING ADVANTAGE
Co-authored by George P. Shultz and Ted Halstead, this report outlines the 12 reasons a national carbon fee is the most cost-effective, environmentally-ambitious and politically-viable climate solution.
COLLEGE REPUBLICAN LEADERS LAUNCH CAMPAIGN FOR CARBON DIVIDENDS
THE COUNCIL UPDATES ITS FOUR PILLARS
After two years of meetings and dialogue among its Founding Members, the Council has updated all four pillars of its carbon dividends plan, providing greater detail on each component of its bipartisan climate solution.
COUNCIL WAYS & MEANS TESTIMONY
CEO Ted Halstead testified at the House Ways & Means Committee’s first climate hearing in 12 years, and presented the business and economic case for our bipartisan climate breakthrough. Read the Testimony
ECONOMISTS’ STATEMENT ON CARBON DIVIDENDS
BAKER-SHULTZ PLAN WOULD SIGNIFICANTLY EXCEED U.S. PARIS TARGET
NATIONAL POLLS SHOW BROAD SUPPORT FOR BAKER-SHULTZ PLAN
AMERICANS FOR CARBON DIVIDENDS LAUNCHES TO PROMOTE BAKER-SHULTZ PLAN
COUNCIL ANNOUNCES NEW FOUNDING MEMBERS
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