As world leaders prepare to wrap up global climate policy discussions at COP26, here in the United States we’re focused on the next step for federal climate action: passing the Build Back Better Act, which includes $555 billion in climate investments.
While the bipartisan infrastructure bill’s passage late last week was a major step forward, the U.S. must do more to meet its commitments under the Paris Agreement and demonstrate leadership in the face of the climate and biodiversity crises. With unprecedented levels of support for a transition to a clean energy economy, advancements in environmental justice and deep investments in community resilience and natural climate solutions, the Build Back Better Act represents a rare opportunity for the transformational change we need to create a more sustainable future.
Nationwide and here in Washington state, we’ve been urging our partners in the business community especially to speak up in favor of the climate provisions in Build Back Better. Two of our volunteer trustees, Doug Reed and Maud Daudon, recently wrote an opinion column in the Puget Sound Business Journal calling on their fellow business and community leaders in the Seattle area to “walk the talk” on their own corporate climate commitments by advocating for this rare opportunity directly with policymakers.
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