Statement on Announcement by the Business Roundtable of its Climate Principles and Policies
Yesterday, the Business Roundtable (BRT), an association of CEOs representing over 200 leading U.S. companies from every sector of the economy, released an update to its climate policy statement. The statement communicates the group’s support for policies that would achieve significant emissions reductions by 2050 and outlines eleven principles of climate action, including support for a market-based emissions reduction mechanism for most of the U.S. economy.
“Yesterday’s announcement from the Business Roundtable makes the consensus unmistakable – we need climate action now,” said Jennifer Morris, CEO of The Nature Conservancy.“These are some of America’s largest companies, and they come from every sector of the economy. These companies underscore that we can address climate change and continue to grow the economy. In fact, innovation and investment to address climate change will also create good-paying jobs and economic opportunity.”
We’re pleased to see the Business Roundtable affirm the scientific consensus on climate change and highlight the environmental, economic, public health, and national security threats it poses.
“We’re pleased to see the Business Roundtable affirm the scientific consensus on climate change and highlight the environmental, economic, public health, and national security threats it poses. We welcome the group’s commitment to science-based climate policy focused on achieving ambitious emissions reductions, including a market-based approach that can rapidly lower greenhouse gas emissions,” Morris said. “The BRT principles are an encouraging contribution to the conversation about climate solutions, and the increasing momentum around climate action is exciting to see. We look forward to working with the BRT, with Congress and with other stakeholders to achieve durable and equitable climate policy that moves the U.S. toward a net-zero economy.”
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