This past Thursday, Business Roundtable hosted its sixth Climate RESOLVE (Responsible Environmental Steps, Opportunities to Lead by Voluntary Efforts) workshop, attracting more than 75 executives from 56 companies to Washington. Why make a Fall trip to our nation’s capital? To gain insight into the landscape of current climate change policy and to share best practices in corporate America’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs).
Business Roundtable president, John J. Castellani kicked off the workshop by emphasizing the Roundtable’s commitment to being an influential leader in the climate change discussion and highlighted our ground breaking climate change statement released in July.
The workshop was fortunate to have a key player on climate policy in attendance, the Honorable Rick Boucher (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality. Chairman Boucher addressed attendees beginning with his, admitted, initial skepticism around the specifics of climate change. Detailing how his views have evolved in recent years, Boucher then delved into the key parameters of climate change legislation, highlights included: