Looking up the trunk of a pine tree to the clear blue sky.
Longleaf Pines in Moody Forest Natural Area, Georgia. © Rich Reid/TNC


Statement By The Nature Conservancy Regarding The Climate Leadership Council’s Carbon Dividends Plan

Arlington, VA

The Nature Conservancy applauds the Climate Leadership Council’s initiative in issuing “The Conservative Case for Carbon Dividends,” a proposal for a gradually increasing carbon tax to address the growing threat of climate change. 

“We’re encouraged to see a distinguished group of conservatives offering a market-based solution aimed at achieving significant reductions in carbon emissions,” said Chief Executive Mark Tercek. “Climate change is a serious threat to our economies, our communities and our natural treasures. We have to be talking solutions now on both sides of the aisle, and this proposal is an opportunity to do that.”

 The Nature Conservancy is looking forward to joining in a productive, positive dialogue with the Climate Leadership Council and all others seeking to create climate change solutions. 



The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at an unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. Working in 79 countries and territories, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.