Sasha Mackler of the Bipartisan Policy Center outlines on The Hill how traditional legislation will be critical to reducing emissions.
- In order to meaningfully tackle climate change, legislation that empowers the private sector to innovate must be passed.
- Big government policies, such as the Green New Deal, are neither politically realistic nor pragmatic to reducing emissions.
- Conservatives can offer solutions that promote agriculture innovation as well as energy R&D to advance climate solutions.
“Climate policy must also move beyond the singular designs of a historic environmental movement dominated by liberal constituencies that often focus on regulations above a more sustainable legislative consensus. The recent ascendance for economic fairness and environmental justice as a new force in climate politics is a positive development. But the chorus of voices must reach into rural and industrial America, the economic policy community, as well as the business and financial sectors.”
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