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Q: What is The CEO Climate Dialogue?

The CEO Climate Dialogue (the CEO Dialogue) is a group of leading companies and NGOs working together to advance climate action in the U.S. Congress. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and broader scientific community continue to provide overwhelming evidence why policymakers must accelerate action to reduce carbon emissions that meet or exceed the goals of the Paris Agreement in order to mitigate climate change-related costs and risks. These include costs and risks associated with extreme weather, drought, floods, and failing crops, which disrupt supply chains and markets and exacerbate competition for scarce resources.

 

We believe legislation is necessary to drive down greenhouse gas emissions, thus reducing climate-related costs and risks and creating the certainty that business leaders need to make the investments that will accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy. We have agreed on a set of Guiding Principles for federal climate action and share the goal of passing federal legislation consistent with those principles as soon as possible.

Q: How is The CEO Dialogue different from other collaborations between businesses and environmental groups that aim to advance federal climate policy?

The fact that there are several business coalitions working to advance federal climate legislation demonstrates that demand for U.S. climate action is growing, and that a wide range of companies are keen to drive progress in Congress.

 

There are a number of characteristics that distinguish The CEO Dialogue:

  • We offer a set of Guiding Principles as a starting point for a larger dialogue with policymakers and other stakeholders that can lead to legislative action

  • We are not prescriptive on how a federal carbon pricing policy should be structured. We are open to a variety of solutions and are committed to working directly with lawmakers to develop and advance climate policies consistent with our Guiding Principles

  • We are a bipartisan effort, and we offer an entry point for companies and other stakeholders to explore all viable solutions for enacting carbon pricing legislation

  • As our name implies, the CEOs of the organizations involved in The CEO Climate Dialogue are personally involved and committed to our goal and Guiding Principles
     

Other business coalitions have played an important leadership role in raising awareness of climate policy on Capitol Hill and getting to where we are today. Several members of The CEO Dialogue are also involved in those other groups.

Q: Is The CEO Climate Dialogue an organization?

No. Each member of The CEO Dialogue maintains its independent positions and activities related to climate policy. However, we have agreed we will work together to build support for the Guiding Principles and urge Congress, individually and collectively, to enact an economy-wide price on carbon. Our participation in this effort is an expression of our belief that we as a country can work together to meet the challenge of climate change, and we intend to lead by example.

Q: Now that you’ve announced the initiative and the Guiding Principles, what are your next steps?

In the near term, we aim to demonstrate that business needs and supports predictable and effective climate policies including an economy-wide price on carbon. We will build support for climate legislation consistent with our Guiding Principles with lawmakers in Washington, D.C., in their home states and districts and in the public sphere. We invite like-minded companies to join us.

Q: Where can I learn more?

 

Please reach out to Tim Mealey at Meridian Institute (tmealey@merid.org).

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