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.
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 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
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
UNPRECEDENTED STUDENT COALITION BACKS COUNCIL’S PLAN
A coalition of 23 college Republican groups, 6 college Democrat groups, and 5 college Environmental groups launch Students for Carbon Dividends (S4CD) in February 2018.