Bob Perciasepe on Business Roundtable’s endorsement of a ‘market-based mechanism’ to address climate change

Statement of Bob Perciasepe

President, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

September 16, 2020


“C2ES welcomes Business Roundtable’s support for a market-based approach, including a price on carbon to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across the economy. Scores of companies agree that carbon pricing offers a cost-effective way to spur ambitious emission reductions at the lowest cost, particularly when supported by a robust portfolio of complementary policies and incentives targeting emissions, fostering innovation, and building resilience to the impacts of climate change.

“This endorsement also echoes key recommendations in C2ES’s Getting to Zero: A U.S. Climate Agenda, a sweeping policy framework to drive innovation, mobilize finance, and advance the technologies needed for a carbon neutral economy by 2050. We look forward to working with Business Roundtable, the broader corporate community, policymakers, and other stakeholders to advance many of the recommendations laid out today.”

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