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.
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.Read the Report
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.Read the Analysis
THE STRATEGIC CASE FOR U.S. CLIMATE LEADERSHIPBy 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
COUNCIL’S PLAN WILL CUT CO2 EMISSIONS IN HALFIf implemented in 2021, the Council’s bipartisan plan will cut US CO2 emissions in half by 2035, as compared to 2005 levels. These findings are based on recent modeling by RFF and backed up by an Emissions Assurance Mechanism.
THE COUNCIL UPDATES ITS FOUR PILLARSAfter 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.
LUNTZ POLL SHOWS STRONG BIPARTISAN SUPPORTA new national poll by Luntz Global, a firm founded by Republican pollster Frank Luntz, found 4-1 overall support for our carbon dividends plan, including 2-1 GOP support and 7-1 support from Republicans under the age of 40.
COUNCIL WAYS & MEANS TESTIMONYCEO 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
THE DIVIDEND ADVANTAGECo-authored by George P. Shultz and Ted Halstead, this report outlines the top 10 reasons why rebating all carbon fee revenues directly to the American people is the most popular, equitable and politically-viable climate solution.
BAKER-SHULTZ PLAN WOULD SIGNIFICANTLY EXCEED U.S. PARIS TARGET
Why the Council’s carbon dividends plan is the most environmentally-ambitious and politically-viable climate solution. With Foreword by Shultz, Summers, Walton, Whitman, Yellen and Halstead.
NATIONAL POLLS SHOW BROAD SUPPORT FOR BAKER-SHULTZ PLAN
AMERICANS FOR CARBON DIVIDENDS LAUNCHES TO PROMOTE BAKER-SHULTZ PLAN
Co-Chaired by former Senators John Breaux and Trent Lott, Americans for Carbon Dividends is an education and advocacy campaign to promote the Baker-Shultz Carbon Dividends Plan.
COUNCIL ANNOUNCES NEW FOUNDING MEMBERS
The Council’s newest Founding Members include Individual Members Ben Bernanke, Janet Yellen and Christine Todd Whitman, as well as Corporate Members AECOM, Allianz, AT&T, Exelon, First Solar, and MetLife.Learn More
A WINNING TRADEThis study shows the Baker-Shultz Carbon Dividends Plan would achieve more than triple the emissions reductions of all Obama-era climate regulations, and could exceed the high end of the U.S. Paris Commitment. Read the Report
COUNCIL ANNOUNCES ITS INITIAL FOUNDING MEMBERSIn June 2017, the Climate Leadership Council announced its initial Founding Members, an exceptionally prominent group of business, opinion and NGO leaders.
“THE CONSENSUS CLIMATE SOLUTION”In this Wall Street Journal ad, our initial Founding Members state that America needs a consensus climate solution that bridges partisan divides, strengthens our economy and protects our environment. See the Ad
OUR CARBON DIVIDENDS PLANThe Baker-Shultz Carbon Dividends Plan would strengthen our economy, help working class Americans and protect our shared environment, while bridging partisan divides. Learn More
THE CONSERVATIVE CASE FOR CARBON DIVIDENDSCo-authored by renowned senior statesman, this marks the first time Republican leaders put forth a concrete, market-based climate solution. Read the Report
UNLOCKING THE CLIMATE PUZZLEWhy we are failing to reduce emissions in time, and how a carbon dividends plan could overcome the psychological, economic and political barriers. Read the Report
TREASURY ANALYSISAccording to this recent analysis from the Treasury Department, the bottom 70% of Americans would be financially better off under a carbon dividends program. Learn More
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