Latest US-CAP Information
On June 27th, the United States Climate Action Partnership (USCAP) announced that Ford and Chrysler have joined USCAP in the call for legislation to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Including WRI, USCAP now has 32 members. It has representation from the energy, transportation, agriculture, financial, automotive, petroleum, consumer products, and technology sectors.
USCAP publicly debuted on January 22nd, when it released A Call for Action: its report of consensus principles and recommendations. The report calls for immediate action to reduce U.S. emissions substantially, and includes a comprehensive policy framework to meet those targets.
A Call for Action sets specific short-term targets and long-term goals for U.S. emissions. These targets embody the USCAP consensus position that Congress should consider as it reviews proposals to address climate change.
Additional USCAP Members (May, June & July)
Charter USCAP Members
Why USCAP Is Different
- USCAP is unprecedented. This is the first time at this scale that major U.S. corporations and environmental NGOs have united behind common principles and recommendations. USCAP members have total revenues of $1.7 trillion, a combined workforce of 2 million, a combined market capitalization of $1.9 trillion, and operations in all 50 states.
- USCAP is calling for mandatory regulation, including a cap and trade system with fixed limits on emissions.
- USCAP is urging significant emissions reductions, relative to current levels, starting within a year of rapid enactment.
- USCAP views climate change as an opportunity. The climate change challenge will require significant investments in clean technologies and innovation. But the climate change challenge will create more economic opportunities than risks for the U.S. economy.
- Account for the global dimensions of climate change
- Create incentives for technology innovation
- Be environmentally effective
- Create economic opportunity and advantage
- Be fair to sectors disproportionately impacted
- Reward early action