A Business Climate Forum in San Francisco

In a spectacular meeting of minds at The U.S. Business Case for a Carbon Tax Forum  on September 13, 2018 in San Francisco, 250 attendees, including representatives from a range of organizations from ExxonMobil to Green for All, to Steelcase and Citizens Climate Lobby, came together to make the case for a carbon tax. Over 300 people live-streamed the event, an official affiliate event of the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit. Read more.

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What: This ½-day Forum explores how carbon taxes tackle climate change, create jobs and stimulate the economy: different carbon tax proposals, current efforts to price carbon in the states and nationally, and best practices for climate advocacy. 

Who:  Elected officials, businesses, foundations, economists, students, environmental and social justice advocacy organizations from the Left and Right at Gap Inc.’s conference facilities. 

Why:  Climate change is wreaking havoc on the U.S. and global economy. GDP lost to climate change may reach $44 T by 2060 (Citigroup). Government action is needed. A tax on carbon emissions is a market-based, foundational simple solution. Conservatives and progressives agree: a carbon tax would reduce GHG pollution, internalize the cost of pollution, stimulate our economy, and help all Americans. 

The 9/13/18 Forum will be available for viewing here.

FORUM Goals

  • Learn how companies can adopt an internal price on carbon and begin advocating for public policies that address climate change.

  • Get up to speed on current efforts in Congress and in the states to enact a carbon tax in 2019.

  • Understand the pros and cons of various revenue distribution proposals.

You’d be hard pressed to find an economist who would not be supportive of a carbon tax because it is exactly the textbook solution to the problem of climate change.
—-Janet Yellen, former Chair of the Federal Reserve

Sponsors of the 9/13/18 Forum