A Business Climate Forum in San Francisco
September 13th from 1:00pm to 5:30pm
followed by a reception at Gap, Inc. Corporate Headquarters
What: This ½-day Forum explores how carbon taxes tackle climate change, create jobs and stimulate the economy. We'll analyze different carbon tax proposals, highlight current efforts to price carbon in the states and nationally, and discuss best practices for climate advocacy.
Who: Elected officials, businesses, foundations, economists, students, environmental and social justice advocacy organizations from the Left and Right will participate. An audience of 200 can be accommodated at Gap Inc.’s conference facilities. Media are welcome.
Why: Climate change is wreaking havoc on the U.S. and global economy. GDP lost to climate change will likely reach $44 trillion by 2060 (Citigroup.) While many firms are already engaged, government action is also needed. A fee on each ton of carbon emissions is a market-based, foundational and simple solution. Many conservatives and progressives agree: a carbon tax would reduce GHG pollution, internalize the cost of pollution, stimulate our economy, and help all Americans.
- Detail the benefits of carbon taxes, how they work, and how a price is set and adjusted.
- 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.
The U.S. Business Case for a Carbon Tax is an official affiliate event of the Global Climate Action Summit , September 12th-14th. The Summit will bring together thousands of people from around the world to “Take Ambition to the Next Level" and to celebrate the achievements of states, regions, cities, companies, investors and citizens in addressing climate change.