Our organization explores the concept of Clean Free Market Policy: Open markets, reformed regulation, competition and applying Ronald Reagan-style tax cuts on decarbonizing products and services. We also believe that a coordinated approach to researching these ideas will help them bring them into the public debate in a more profound way.
While we are not attending COP 27 in Egypt this year, we are supporting our partners in bringing their ideas and research to the world climate community. We have a number of projects on the drawing board, will will include them in the Resources and Events sections shortly.
Additionally, as COVID-19 has cut its deadly swath across the globe, we have responded by developing policies that help governments, businesses and citizens manage and regain their financial health using private debt markets. Working collaboratively with experts from around the world, we have developed, Private CoVictory Bond & Loan Proposal: A COVID Stimulus Proposal for Rapid Recovery & Default Risk Reduction.
Further potential policy points can be found in an article published at the Reason Foundation.
We are delighted to announce the publication of an important eBook, Green Market Revolution, outlining policies that are pro-business and pro-environment. CCLC Co-founder Rod Richardson contributed to the book, published by Christopher Barnard and Kai Weiss.
Another promising proposal creates a new class of security, called the Clean Asset Bond (CAB), as well as the Clean Asset Loan (CAL), collectively referred to as Clean Asset Bonds and Loans (CABLs), which would allow private developers or corporations to issue tax-exempt debt on qualified clean assets. Please read more about these initial ideas in the Policy Briefs section. We continue to research the applicability of this concept, and will post updates on our concept when available.
See replay of Zoominar from Sept. 24, 2020 on EarthX TV.
We are encouraged by the strong interest in free market solutions to meeting current energy needs, and discussed our ideas and research at a series of events in 2019, which culminated in the Colloquium on Climate and Freedom on December 12, 2019 in Madrid to coincide with COP 25. Our plans for the Climate & Freedom Symposium to coincide with COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland on November 8, 2021 was a great success, and we were very pleased to work alongside the Conservative Coalition on Climate Solutions (C3 Solutions) and British Conservation Alliance (BCA) on this event.
Organizations with similar policy approaches include the Clean Capitalist Coalition (CCC), which was formally launched on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018 in Washington, DC during National Clean Energy Week, as well as on Sept. 27, 2018 in New York City during the annual Clean Capitalist Leadership Council meeting. The Coalition brings together a wide array of policy groups and other experts to work more effectively with policymakers. This fellowship of think tanks and scholars continues to review and refine policy options, and welcomes new members.
See Events both past and present. Details will be posted when available.
This policy research has benefitted from input from more than 300 experts, including faculty and researchers at Columbia University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (MIT CEEPR), the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), American Renewable Energy Institute (AREI), CRES Forum, The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Arizona State University LightWorks, the One Step In Foundation, and R Street Institute, among many others. With their valuable expertise and insight, together we have explored several important sectors of the economy for potential application of Clean Tax Cuts or Clean Assets Bonds, including transportation, oil and gas, real estate, clean tech, agriculture and land use, and finance. We would welcome your participation.
To Learn more about the Clean Tax Cuts (CTC) concept, please visit the Resources section or CleanTaxCuts.org.
Video Snippet from Clean Capitalist Coalition Launch: