A few weeks ago, we wrote to our policy engaged companies on the status of the climate provisions of the Build Back Better Act. A budget reconciliation bill is still alive, and Congress and the White House are moving forward with talks, but we're now nearing a "do or die" moment for the legislative opportunity formerly known as BBBA. We now need our whole business community to step-up to help get the bill over the finish line.
We have been working with a coalition of groups including ClimateVoices, Ceres, Drawdown Labs, Rewiring America, Evergreen Action, and others to rally the business community to pressure their lawmakers and Senator Schumer to move the bill forward. You are invited to a thirty-minute call on Monday, May 9th at 2 pm ET/ 11 am PT to get briefed on the status of this critical climate legislation and what you can do.
For those of you already engaged, thank you. These are trying times. Your voice as a business leader and job creator is critical.
If you haven't engaged in policy advocacy, please consider making a commitment now. You will be joining more than three hundred of your fellow businesses that have already made a commitment to engage in climate policy. Not sure where to begin? No problem. Here at the Collaborative, we work hard to provide you with opportunities to take action including sign-on letters to lawmakers, sample social media posts, advocacy trainings, meetings with members of Congress, and more. Once you make a commitment to policy, you will be on the list to hear about these opportunities so you can decide if and when you want to participate.
PARTNER OPPORTUNITIES & EVENTS
May 13 - 15, In Person & Virtual
Join Bioneers 2022 to hear from leaders and visionaries on the frontlines of today’s most pressing challenges, from environmental justice and indigenous rights to green building and economic progress. Register here!
Join Our Upcoming Webinar! Tools to Support Your New Zero Commitment: The Newest Offerings from the SME Climate Hub
Tuesday, May 17, 12 PM ET // 11 AM CT // 10 AM MT // 9 AM PT
Curious about the next iteration of tools and resources to support your company's climate action plan? Don't miss our upcoming webinar to hear from Pamela Jouven, Director of SME Climate Hub, on the free resources and tools they have developed to support companies on their net zero journey. You will also hear a case study from a company on how they have approached their commitment to halve their emissions by 2030 and reach net zero by 2050.
Explore the SME Climate Hub website to learn more about how to make a net zero commitment through the Hub. Please note, you don't need to make a net zero commitment to try out the tools. This webinar is for everyone!
CLIMATE RELATED NEWS
A Central Theme of the Latest IPCC Report: Electrification
Chief among the report's findings: We must wind down our dependence on fossil fuels immediately. Fossil fuels comprise about two-thirds of human caused emissions, and efficiency measures (while helpful) will never reduce greenhouse gases to the level needed.
6 Takeaways from the 2022 IPCC Climate Change Mitigation Report
A blog from WRI summarizing six key findings from the IPCC Report on climate change mitigation.
The Latest IPCC Report Calls for Rapid Transformations Across All Sectors. It's 'Now or Never' to Prevent the Worst
A look at the main takeaways from the latest IPCC report and how companies should take action to accelerate the science-driven sustainable transformation of their businesses.
Charting the Course for Early Truck Electrification
Trucks in the United States produce 25% of transportation greenhouse gas emissions even though they only make up 10 percent of vehicles on the road. And the problem is growing--emissions from trucks have nearly doubled in the past 30 years and are slated to increase faster as e-commerce booms.
Organic Valley's New Carbon Neutrality Program Focuses on 'Insetting'
The organic farm cooperative aims to become the first major dairy brand to reach carbon neutral emissions without relying on carbon offsets.
In this new section of our newsletter, we want to share out climate-related progress, announcements, and good news from our community in action. Send us an email at [email protected] to contribute to next month's section.
COMMIT TO CLIMATE ACTION
If you haven't already made a commitment to Climate Action please visit the Climate Collaborative website and check out the nine areas in which your company can make a commitment to bold climate action.
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