Monday, January 29, 2007

US Climate Action Partnership

Last Monday, January 22, marked the announcement of the Climate Action Partnership (CAP). The CAP is "a group of businesses and leading environmental organizations that have come together to call on the federal government to quickly enact strong national legislation to require significant reductions of greenhouse gas emissions."

Among the businesses behind the partnership are GE, Dupont, BP America, and Alcoa.

Check out their website for more information on the recommendations the partnership is making for a policy framework as well as the Call to Action.

The announcement is coupled nicely with all of the recent climate-related news, including that 2006 was indeed the warmest year on record, and the glaciers are melting faster than expected.

The good news? Even the NFL sees the importance, and is going 'carbon neutral' for the Super Bowl this weekend. The Alliance is investigating a series of programs related to helping its members reduce their contribution to climate change and perhaps find some business opportunities in the process.

What do you think about the Climate Action Partnership? Is it a meaningful turning point for big corporations in the US, or a growing bandwagon? Will it have an impact?


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