CEO Climate Dialogue Commends Biden Administration for Prioritizing Climate Action with Introduction of American Jobs Plan
Coalition calls on Congress to consider carbon pricing when debating American Jobs Plan
April 02, 2021
Washington, DC---In response to the introduction of the American Jobs Plan, the CEO Climate Dialogue—a broad-based coalition of 22 leading businesses and 4 of the country’s top environmental NGOs committed to advancing federal climate policy in the United States—issued the following statement:
“The introduction of the American Jobs Plan is an important step forward in the effort to tackle the climate crisis and to transition to a clean energy economy. We applaud the Biden Administration for its commitment to advancing climate change policies and are encouraged to see that elements of the American Jobs Plan align with the CEO Climate Dialogue’s Guiding Principles.
In addition to the meaningful actions proposed, we urge policymakers to consider how an economy wide market-based carbon price could help to achieve the high-level of climate ambition needed. While no one step alone will allow us to make the progress needed to avoid the worst economic, health, and environmental impacts of climate change, an economy wide market-based price on carbon would increase our ability to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions across the US economy by 2050.
This is a pivotal moment for climate action in the United States that requires the public and private sectors to work together to put in place climate policies that are market-based, durable, and promote equity. As Congress debates the American Jobs Plan, it must not miss an opportunity to lock in the ambitious emissions reductions we need, and can achieve, with an economy wide market-based price on carbon.
We look forward to working with the Administration, Congress, and key stakeholders to advance climate change solutions that elevate the role of the U.S. as a climate leader, accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy, bolster investment and innovation in clean energy technologies, increase U.S. economic competitiveness, and create American jobs.”
CEO Climate Dialogue
The CEO Climate Dialogue is a broad-based coalition of 22 leading businesses and 4 of the country’s top environmental NGOs committed to advancing bipartisan climate policy in the United States. The CEO Climate Dialogue seeks to facilitate high-level discussions around climate change policy and solutions in order to spur collective cross-sector action and the enactment of policies that will help to mitigate the growing challenges of climate change. For more information on the CEO Climate Dialogue, visit www.ceoclimatedialogue.org.