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Pew Center on Global Climate Change- Business Environmental Leadership

  1. 1. CL MATE Joint Statement of the Ru mess Environmental Leadership Council Our country has a long and proud tradto of coming together to respond to challenges that affect our nation's eco iomic security, health or quality of life. Today, as we approach the millennium, we bt lieve that one of our most serious challenges at home and abroad will be addressing g obal climate change as we work to sustain a growing global economy. Our companies recognize that the risk; and complexities of climate change are so important that we must work together tomeet this challenge. We support efforts to bring together the ingenuity and expeence of all sectors of our society -- private, public, and non-governmental organ tos to address this issue in a constructive way. We also believe that the respone must be cost effective, global, and equitable, and allow for economic growth based on free market principles. It is in this context that each of our co npanics has decided to participate in a new initiative, the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, as members of its Business Environmental Leadership Council. We begin this important effort unit d in several beliefs: First, we accept the views ofmost scientists that enough is known about the Science and environmental i placts of climate change for us to take actions to address its consequences. Second, businesses can and!Ihould take concrete steps now in the U.S. and Abroad to assess opportunities for emission reductions, establish and meet Emission reduction objectiv( s, and invest in new, more efficient products, practices and technologies. Third, the Kyoto agreement~ represents a first step in the international Process, but more must be done both to implement the market-based Mechanisms that were adopt ed in principle in Kyoto and to more fully Involve the rest of the world in the solution. Fourth, we can make si atprogress in addressing climate change and Sustaining economic growif in the United States by adopting reasonable policies, programs and transition strategies. Advancing theA debate through TePew Center on Global Climate Change will add a constructive, positive and credible analysis pragmatic voice to the public debate $mthis important issue. We look forward to and cooperative working with the Center and everyone interested in a constructive dialogue on the approaches. issue of global climate change. 2101 Wilson BIvd Suite 550 ArlingtonVA 22201 Ph (703) 516-4146 fax (703) 841-1422 www pewclimate~org
  2. 2. ja~ V PEW CE N TE R Pew C Ln va~ilable Reports from the teonGlobal Climate Change ~~CIMATE I I December 2000) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~(updated To request copy of any of the Pew Center reports or to be added to our mailing list to receive future reports,please contact us through our website (w4w~pewclimate~org) or byemailing Katie MandesDirectorof Communic6 tions, at There is no charge for tereportsj EconoricsSeries New Directions in the Economicess andflntearated Assessment of Global Climate Change, by Stephen J. DeCanio of the Unverst ofCalifdynia, Santa Barbara; Richard B. Howarth of Dartmouth College; Alan H. Sanstad of Lawrence Berkeley National Lz boratory; Stephen H. Schneider of Stanford University; and Starley L. Thompson of Complex Systems Researcha, Inc. (October 2000 The Role of Substitution in Understanding the cjosts of Climate Change Policy, by Dale Jorgenson of Harvard University, Richard J. Goettle of Northeas ~ern University, Peter Wilcoxen of the University of Texas at Austin and Mun Sing Ho of Harvard University. (Slpeme 2000) Technology and the Economics of Climate Chang2e Policy, by Jae Edmonds, Joseph M. Roop and Michael J. Scott of Battelle. (September 2000) An Introduction to the Ejconomnics of Climate Ciange Policy, by John P. Weyant of Stanford University. (July 2000) International Emissions Trading & Global Clin ate Cane: pct on the Costs of Greenhouse Gas Mitigation by Jae Edmonds, Michael J. Scott, Josdph M. Roop, and Christopher M. MacCracken of Battelle. (December 1999) Environ ental Impacts Series Human Health & Global Climate Change: A R~ve of Potential Imnacts in the United States. by John M. Balbus of The George Washington Univefsity and Mark L. Wilson of The University of Michigan. (December 2000) Ecosystems & Global Climate Change: A ReviejP of'Potential Impacts on U.S. Terrestrial Ecosystems and Biodiversit. by Jay R. Malcolm of the University ~of Toronto and Louis F. Pitelka of the University of Maryland. (December 2000) Sea-Level Rise & Global Climate Change: A Review of Impacts to U.S. Coasts, by James E. Neumann of Industrial Economics, Inc., Gary Yohe of Wesleyan University, Robert Nicholls of Middlesex University and Michelle Manion of Industrial Economics, Inc. (Februar 2000) Water &tGlobal Climate Change: P'otentiatImnbacts on U.S. Water Resources, by Kenneth D. Frederick of Resources for the Future and Peter H. Gleick of the Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment and Security. (September 1999) The Science of Climate Change: Global and U. . Perspectives, by Tom M.L. Wigley of the National Center for Atmospheric Research. (June 1999) Agriculture & Global Climate Change: A Revir of Impacts to U.S. Agricultural Resource, by Richard M. Adams of Oregon State University, Bean H. Hurd of Stratus Consulting, Inc., and John Reilly of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (Fe] ruary 1999)
  3. 3. Policy Series Promoting Meaningful Compliance with Clina etChne'Commitments, by Eric Dannennraier of the North-South Center Environmental Law Program nud Isaac Cohen of INVERWAY, LLC. (November 2000) The Kyoto Mechanisms & Global Climate Chalge: Coordination Issues and Domestic Policies by Erik Haites of Margaree Consultants Inc. and Malik Amin Aslanm of ENVORK Research and Development Organization. (September 2000) Land Use & Global Climate Change: Forests. Land Management, and the Kyoto Protocol, by Bernhard Schlamadinger of Joanneumn Research, 4ustria and Gregg Marland of Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA. (June 2000?i The European Union & Global Climate Chan4s: A Review of Five National Prolzrammes, by John Gurmner and Robert Moreland of Sancroft International Ltd. (Jdne 2000) Developing Countries & Global Climate Chant'i: Electric Power Options in Brazil, by Roberto Schaeffer of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (FUR]), Jefftry Logan and William Chandler of the Advanced International Studies Unit of Battelle, Alexandre Salem Szklo ar d Joao Carlos de Souza Marques of FURL. (May 2000) Developing Countries & Global Climate Chang{e: Electric Power Options in Argentina, by Daniel Bouille of the Institute for Energy Economics, Bariloche Founda Lion (IEEBF), Hilda Dubrovsky of IEEBF, William Chandler and Jeffrey Logan of the Advanced International Studi as Unit of Battelle and Fernando Groisman of IEEBF. (May 2000) Developing Countries & Global Climate Chanu e: Electric Power Options in China, by Thou Dadi of the Beijing Energy Efficiency Center (BECon), Guo Yuan of Zhina Energy Research Institute, Shi Yingyi of BECon, William Chandler and Jeffrey Logan of the Advanced Inteilmational Studies Unit of Bafttelle. (May 2000) Developing Countries & Global Climate Chang e: Electric Power Options in Korea. by Jin-Gyu Oh of the Korea Energy Economics Institute (KEEI), Jeffrey LogaA and William Chandler of the Advanced International Studies Unit of Battelle, Jinwoo Kim, Sung Bong Jo and Dont-eok Roh of KEEL. (October 1999) Develop~ing Countries &Global Climate Chan e:Electric Power Options in Ind. by P.R. Shukha of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmnedabad (IIM), Will am Chandler and Jeffrey Logan of the Advanced International Studies Unit of Battelle, and Debyani Ghosh of II A. (October 1999) Developing Countries & Global Climate Chanc e: Electric Power Options for Growth, by Mark Bernstein, Scott Hlassell, and Jeff Hagen, et al. of RAND. (Ji ne 1999) Market Mechanisms &GlobalClimate Chang : An Analysis of PolicyvInstruments by Annie Petsonk, Daniel J. Dudek, and Joseph Goffman of the Envi onmental Defense Fund. (October 1998) Equity &,~Global Climate Change: The Comy Elements of Global Fairnes by Eileen Claussen and Lisa McNeilly of the Pew Center on Global Clinm te Change. (October 1998) Early Action & Global Climate Change: An At alvsis of Early Action Crediting Proposals. by Robert R. Nordhaus and Stephen C. Fotis of Van Ness Feldman, P.C. October 1998)
  4. 4. Solut ons Series Appliances & Global Climate Change: Increasing Con uer Participation in Reducing Greenhouse Gases by Everett Shorey of Shorey Consulting, Inc. and Tom Ecknian of the Northwest Power Planning Council. (October 2000) An Overview of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventor, Issues, by Christopher Loreni, William Wescott and Michael Isenberg of Arthur D. Little, Inc. (August 2000) Other Documents "The Practice and Theory of the Kyoto Mechanisms" (September 2000) "Ensuring a Viable Clean Development Mechanism" September 2000) "Reducing Emissions While Maintaining Economic Growfth Electric Power Options in Developing Counties" (September 2000)
  5. 5. Alcoa, DTE Energy, Georgia-Pacific, Intel, Ontario Power Generation, Rohm and Haas, and Wisconsin Electric _ pow'.~~~~~b CI4IVHILL (n ORD MEntemy - *** * ~ ~ S~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~d.:... ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ nf~ (I TOYOTA coTechnotegIBs A Weycrauerha.~ 1frjpd- They're All On] the Same Side.j So stand alongside these busin asses. It can make a world of difference. www.j P EW C E NTERA CI MATE climat change compilie in t . dad g~lobal to address The ab~. ~h Center uies onnmna Laesi Council do nt contributfini.n.iatly tothe oranrationd an As appeared in: Green@Work The New Republic The Capital Source September/October 2000 October ±~ 2000 2000 Fall Edition Harvard Business Review Greener Lusiness Guide October/November 2000 2001 Edltn/
  6. 6. PEW CEN TER Hon .Eileen Claussen V GC A T GE President Eileen Claussen is the President f the Pew Center on Global Climate Change. She is also the President and Chairnm of the Board of Strategies for the Global Ehvironment. Ms. Claussen is te former Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs. In that capacity, she was responsible for developing and implementing policy on behalf of the United States on major international issues, in lding climate change; ozone depletion; chemicals; natural resource issues, including forests, biodiversity, oceans, fisheries and wildlife conservation; and tbe sustainable development efforts of the multilateral development banks ad the United Nations. Prior to joining the Department f State, Ms. Claussen served for three years as a Special Assistant to the Presidei t and Senior Director for Global Environmental Affairs at the National Security Zouncil. In this role, she was responsible for policy development on a wide range ol global environment and population issues. During this time, she also served as Ch, irman of the United Nations Multilateral Montreal Protocol Fund. From 1987 to 1993, Ms. Claussn was Director of Atmospheric Programs at the U.S. Environmental Protection gency. There, she directed international and domestic activities related to the depletion of the ozone layer; developed the acid rain program under Title IV of heClean Air Act; negotiated the Clean Air Accord with Canada; and directed the c velopment of the EPA's energy efficiency programs, including the Green rights program and the Energy Star program. Ms. Claussen also served from 1990 to 1991 as the Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation Between 1972 and 1987, she directed various programs at the U.S. Environm ntal Protection Agency, including those dealing with the land disposal ofhzrous waste. Ms. Claussen is the recipient ofthe Department of State's Career Achievement Award, the Meritorious Execut ye Award for Sustained Superior Accomplishment, Advancing the the Distinguished Executive Ai ard for Sustained Extraordinary Accomplishment, debate through, and the Fitzhugh Green Award for Outstanding Contributions to International credible analysis and cooperative Environmental Protection. At he conclusion of her government career, she served approaches. as the Timothy Atkeson Scholar in Residence at Yale University. She received a 2101 Wilson Blvd. Master of Arts degree from the University of Virginia, and a Bachelor of Arts Suite 550 Arlington, VA22201 degree from George Washington University. Ms. Claussen is a member of the ph (703) 516-4146 Board of Directors of the Envii onmental Law Institute. fax (703) 841-1422 www pewctimate.Org
  7. 7. Rising greenhouse gas emissions are conmtri ing vh companies doing ths They are are to global climate change, moth senious impiscakons demonstrating their environmental commitment. for the environment and the economy Now a And they are improving their efficiency and new repor-t, An Overview of Greenhouse Gas positioning themselves for growth and compete- Emissions inventory issues, descnibes h w tion in the future. some of the world's leading companies have So take a lesson from the leaders. Visit inventoried their emissions. It's the first ste in www~pewcllmate.orq to learn what smart any effort to reduce them, and these comp fles companies are doing about global climate change. have shown it can be done, PE W C E NT ER Tb Pew Centeron loIa is .Cliat hangais a not-for-prfit. eion-patisei and .n ependent oraiaindedicated to prdii cr~edib inereahliciand inovitile . .le BANG E globalcira~t.echange Severaof the comhpaniscne lo a CLMATE so~~~~ i the effort to address lios on toned in thereport descrbed armebees f the Pe ceitefi Butines above at , Renatn d by Iie Raer Ricima Aenile Inc.. ee , -iprse ie a til, CA 90212t W i.l U etiCCtj~ See1~ hio- Alber Einstein Licensd bl Tie He~res Lit aesty Piat credtAIP Ervlt trteSi As appeared in: Chemical and Engineering News Chemical Market Chemical Week September 18, 2000 R porter September 20, 2000 Sptember 18, 2000 Business Week Electric Perspectives Octbber 2, 2000 Industry Week November/December 2000 0~ tober 2, 2000
  8. 8. 'Some,, business de n canmake rld. Wi'IV of Dif ference change. Using smart business These companies are taking significant steps o address global climate practices, new technologies and innovations, tI ey are harnessing the force of markets around the world that contribute to climate to increase efficiency and decrease dependence on carbon intensive fuels change. Take a look at their commitments: Baxter plans to im .rove energy efficiency by 30 percent by 2005 compared is already with its energy effi iency in 1996. Its aggressive programemrissions of B6ax er producing results: between 1990 and 1999, Baxter cut energy-related cart on dioxide 20 percent per unit of production value. emissions by 10 percent of BP Amoco intends to reduce greenhouse gasan emissions trading system BPAmoco 1990 levels by 20 10 and has implemented across all of its bu miesses. ABS has cmitto reduce greenhouse gas emissions by one percent per A ~~~~year 2005 through This, together with the global implementation of the JIL11 ~~ISO 14001 env romental standard at ABB sites and workshops and the development of en ironmental declarations for its businesses and core products demonstrate the s' rength of ABB's environmental management program. succeed by themselves. More Baxter, BP Amoco and ABS are doing their p~rt, but these leaders cannot greenhouse gas emissions. companies need to establish their own target~ and programs to reduce and, working with business Governments must encourage and support rec uctions in domestic emissions and NGO's, establish equitable and effective flobal and national frameworks. For more information on how the a and other businesses are responding to the challenge of global clim ite change, please visit our website at www. p e WC I i mate. org . P EC E N T E R W ThePew ner on Global Cinmate chnane isa non-proft, non-partisan end independent C, PEW NT E R CE organiztlo, dedicated toprovding credibl i nformation, straight answers andinnovatee Wtition i, the effort address global climate c.hage. Beater, Amoco BP and ABB arc -U 1 LI A E soio to members o the Pewcenter's Business Env,ro~nmentai Leadership councii and do not IflIAII~I~~.UA~flE '~~ Z loatiJA flfCHNG'E cohnerbute inencia li to the organizatio., AS appeared in: NIational Journal Wall Street Journal Business Week Washington Times Washington Post Jiune 10, 2000 June 12, 2000 July 10, 2000 June 7, 2000 June 8, 2000
  9. 9. * EW C EN TE R ~~~LIMATE ALE,,,l Pr"noup Business Environmental Leadership Council ABBr ALAcr Air Products CB AlcoaITE ARI American Electric PowerLOKED + Baxter International Inc.LOKEDMR _____A4M AI7 Boeing Company BP California Portland Cement Co. 1-Till CH2M I Glas and ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Pacific Electric Conipany Cummnins Inc. .,A - DIE Energy Du~ont :V z ROHMM H A Enron Entergy H-olnam Inc.e IBM CJIM4 % 1 Intel A TEnry(D OY Interface Inc. OA Lockheed MartinDYEnry®T Maytag Corporation Ontario Power Generation (JQI'J 't United PG&E Corporation Rohm and HaasTehdIiS Shell International 4~ZW WV ANDEr sunoco Inc. Advacingthe Toyota Co. Advacingthe United Technologies debate throughM credible analysis Waste Management Inc. and cooperative' Weyerhaeuser MGN approaches. 2101 Wilson Blvd. Wisconsin Electric Suite 550 Arlington, VA 22201 IW HrOLNAM ph (703) 516-4146 fax (703) 841-1422 www paeve lineateor