Climate Conversations: Clean Competition Act with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)

December 13, 2023

COP28 featured the first-ever ‘Trade Day’, at least nine countries have started formal explorations of carbon import fees, and multiple pieces of climate and trade legislation have already come out of the 118th Congress. Against this backdrop, Senator Whitehouse’s introduction of the Clean Competition Act serves as the latest indicator of growing urgency to address the emissions associated with trade. On December 13, in the latest installment of our Climate Conversations series, Council CEO Greg Bertelsen and Senator Whitehouse discussed why the senator supports this approach to industrial decarbonization, momentum on Capitol Hill, and next steps.