Conservation International Statement on Joining Climate Leadership Council as a Founding Member



​Arlington, Va. (June 20, 2017) – The following statement was released today by Peter Seligmann, co-founder, chairman and CEO of Conservation International (CI), on CI joining Climate Leadership Council as a Founding Member.

"Today, Conservation International is proud to become a Founding Member of the Climate Leadership Council. The Climate Leadership Council has put together a wide-ranging coalition from the business and NGO communities to distinguished thought leaders in support of a carbon dividend plan that puts a price on carbon. This market-based approach benefits the environment by encouraging the reduction of carbon emissions and benefits the American people by providing them with a carbon dividend. Climate change poses real threats to nature and the vital services it provides to people such as food and fresh water. Conservation International welcomes innovative ideas that can lead to the reduction of carbon emissions and the mitigation of the impacts of a changing climate while protecting the American economy."

About Conservation International
C​onservation International (CI) uses science, policy and partnerships to protect the nature people rely on for food, fresh water and livelihoods. Founded in 1987, CI works in more than 30 countries on six continents to ensure a healthy, prosperous planet that supports us all. Learn more about CI and its groundbreaking "Nature Is Speaking" campaign, and follow CI's work on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.


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