U.S. Climate Policy Initiative

Moving a National Climate Policy Forward

Since 2006, the U.S. Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) has brought together stakeholders to develop and test ideas for an effective and cost-effective national climate policy.  CCAP convenes multi-stakeholder dialogue meetings to present critical climate policy issues and facilitate off-the-record discussions among members, experts, and invited government officials.  Through its dialogue process, the CPI aims to:

Goals and Objectives

In support of the U.S. commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the range of -17 percent below 2005 levels by 2020 and the more recent U.S. nationally determined contribution (NDC) to reduce emissions by -26 to -28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025, the CPI will continue to support effective and cost-effective climate policy solutions within key sectors of the economy. In particular, the CPI will:

The Dialogue Process

Dialogue Meetings: CPI utilizes a series of dialogue meetings to build a common understanding of the climate and energy challenge and the advantages and disadvantages of alternative policy solutions. CCAP’s time-tested dialogue process has been used effectively to develop analysis and policy recommendations, as well as help reach political consensus.

Policy Briefings: CCAP provides educational briefings to policy makers on specific topics covered in the dialogue process. Officials and staff from EPA, DOE, and Congress also participate in the dialogue as observers.