Our organization explores the concept of Clean Free Market Policy: Open markets, streamlined regulation, market competition and applying supply side 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.
We are planning a series of workshops around the world to gain regional perspectives on current climate policy, and to build a framework of based on free market principles. We made a formal submission of the Climate and Freedom Accord at COP28 in Dubai in December 2023. Based on policy ideas within that document, we will incorporate input from multiple regions and present an alternative to top-down mandates and targets that are nearly impossible to achieve.
We have been increasing our involvement with a variety of free market think tanks worldwide, and will announce events and research papers when available. In the meantime, please check out the Resources and Events sections.
Additionally, as COVID-19 cut its deadly swath across the globe, we 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 with 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.
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. We have gone on to present this ideas in Portugal, London, Washington, DC, and are excited to share these ideas with you.
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 350 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, Inistitute for Free Trade, the Warsaw Enterprise Institute, LIBERA Bolivia, Tholos Foundation, 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: