United States Climate Action Partnership
The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (at the time named the Pew Center on Global Climate Change) was a founding member of the U.S. Climate Action Partnership (USCAP) — an unprecedented alliance of 22 major businesses and 5 non-governmental organizations. This diverse group of business and environmental leaders came together to call for mandatory action to address climate change.
Members include AES, Alcoa, Alstom, Boston Scientific Corporation, Chrysler, The Dow Chemical Company, Duke Energy, DuPont, Environmental Defense Fund, Exelon Corporation, Ford Motor Company, General Electric, Honeywell, Johnson & Johnson, Natural Resources Defense Council, The Nature Conservancy, NextEra Energy, NRG Energy, PepsiCo, Pew Center on Global Climate Change, PG&E Corporation, PNM Resources, Rio Tinto, Shell, Siemens Corporation, Weyerhaeuser and the World Resources Institute.
USCAP was formed in January 2007 and issued A Call for Action. This document includes a series of principles and recommendations calling for the federal government to quickly enact strong national legislation to achieve significant reductions of greenhouse gas emissions.
Since its founding, USCAP has issued additional reports and briefs:
- An extensive analysis of the economic impacts of climate change legislation (December 2, 2009)
- A Blueprint for Legislative Action provides a detailed framework for legislation to address climate change (January 15, 2009).
- For more information on USCAP’s Issue Briefs.
The Center's resources related to USCAP:
- Eileen Claussen’s Congressional testimony before the 111th Congress’s House Committee on Energy and Commerce (January 15, 2009)
- Eileen Claussen’s A Blueprint for Action op-ed in Environmental Finance (February 2009)
- Analysis Comparing USCAP Recommendations to the EU-ETS (February 2009)
- Research for A Call to Action (January, 2007)
- Statements regarding USCAP