The Nature Conservancy Supports the Bipartisan Climate Solutions Commission Act

A bipartisan commission to develop economically viable policies to achieve science-based emissions reduction targets.

Tallahassee, FL | September 30, 2016

The Nature Conservancy supports the bipartisan Climate Solutions Commission Act introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday September 26. The bill establishes a commission to develop economically viable policies to achieve science-based emissions reduction targets. The Conservancy applauds the seven co-sponsors of the Climate Solutions Bill (HR 6240) for their leadership in addressing the critical challenges facing our communities, economies, and natural world as a result of our changing climate.

The bill sponsors are:

  • John Delaney [D-MD-6]
  • Chris Gibson [R-NY-19]
  • Alan Lowenthal [D-CA-47]
  • Carlos Curbelo [R-FL-26]
  • Ted Deutch [D-FL-21]
  • Bob Dold [R-IL-10]
  • Scott Peters [D-CA-52]

“Florida consistently ranks at the top of the list of states most vulnerable to a changing climate” said Temperince Morgan, Executive Director of The Nature Conservancy in Florida, “but the state also has much to gain from a cleaner energy economy. The Nature Conservancy in Florida applauds the leadership shown by two Florida Congressman, Reps. Carlos Curbelo and Ted Deutch to work across the aisle to find pragmatic solutions that will move us forward.”

“Globally, many leaders now recognize that the costs of limiting emissions and adapting to climate change will be far less than the price of doing nothing,” says Lynn Scarlett, Global Managing Director, Public Policy, The Nature Conservancy. “Beyond reducing long-term costs, taking action to address climate change brings economic opportunities. One estimate pegged the value of the global market for low-carbon goods and services at $5.5 trillion in a 12-month period spanning 2011-2012.”

Learn more about The Nature Conservancy’s climate program and our global efforts to meet the challenges of a changing planet.

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 unprecedented scale, and helping make cities more sustainable. Working in more than 65 countries, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit or follow @nature_press on Twitter.

Contact information

Melissa Carey
Sr. Policy Advisor, Climate
4245 North Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22203
(703) 841-8185

Lauren Ordway
Climate Director, Florida
255 Alhambra Circle
Suite 640
Coral Gables, FL 33134
(305) 445-8352

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