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The Wall Street Journal

Tuesday, June 20, 2017



The Founding Members of the Climate Leadership Council believe that America needs a consensus climate solution that bridges partisan divides, strengthens our economy, and protects our shared environment.

The Council’s carbon dividends solution embodies the conservative principles of free markets and limited government. It also offers an equitable, popular and politically-viable way forward, paving the way for a much-needed bipartisan climate breakthrough.

Our carbon dividends program is based on four interdependent pillars:

  1. A gradually rising and revenue-neutral carbon tax;
  2. Carbon dividend payments to all Americans, funded by 100% of the revenue;
  3. The rollback of carbon regulations that are no longer necessary; and
  4. Border carbon adjustments to level the playing field and promote American competitiveness

This plan would achieve significantly greater emissions reductions than all current and prior climate regulations while helping America’s businesses and workers get ahead. In fact, the bottom 70% of Americans would be financially better off.

Our carbon dividends solution is: Pro-Environment, Pro-Growth, Pro-Jobs, Pro-Competitiveness, Pro-Business, and Pro-National Security.

Working with a range of constituencies, the Climate Leadership Council will develop and promote a consensus climate solution based on these pillars.

Corporate Founding Members

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NGO Members

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Individual Founding Members

Michael Bloomberg
Steven Chu
Ray Dalio
Martin Feldstein
Ted Halstead

Stephen Hawking
Vinod Khosla
N. Gregory Mankiw
Gregory Page
Laurene Powell Jobs

Thomas Stephenson
Lawrence Summers
Ratan Tata
Rob Walton

Distinguished Co-Authors

James A. Baker, III

George P. Shultz

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