New York Business Roundtable on Carbon Tax
BRSC & the New York State Sustainable Business Council invite you to join us in person or online on Tuesday, June 6th 4pm-5:30pm to learn about the national movement for carbon tax legislation, discuss a new legislative proposal for New York by NY Renews, and offer your business perspective on this important issue.
In our region we are offering the option of meeting together at a central location (Broome County Medical Society Offices, 65 Pennsylvania Avenue, Binghamton, NY) if there is enough interest. On-line participants will be sent call in information after registration.
- Speaker Presentations
- Richard Eidlin, American Sustainable Business Council
- Stephan Edel, NY Renews
- Open Discussion & Feedback
- Networking at in-person gatherings
The American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) is our nation’s leading business advocacy group working to implement public policies that build a sustainable economy. While advocating for a national carbon tax, ASBC continues to partner with business organizations like NYSSBC on parallel state-level legislative efforts.
NY Renews is a statewide climate / jobs / justice coalition with more than 100 organization members. Their proposed “polluter penalty / just transition” legislation would create a fund to support initiatives to help businesses transition to renewables, support workers displaced by the transition, and protect businesses and communities that have been most impacted by the burning of fossil fuels and climate-change-related extreme weather events. This “Build the Future” fund would be financed in part by an escalating fee on pollution, or a polluter penalty.
Goals for this gathering
- Gather input from independent New York State business leaders on the NY Renews policy proposal
- Engage around the idea of legislating a price on pollution to help pay for a just transition to a sustainable economy in New York
- Connect with like-minded businesses both locally and across the State
We hope you can join us in person or online.
We look forward to your participation on June 6th!
The New York State Sustainable Business Council (NYSSBC) is an alliance of businesses and business organizations committed to advancing a vibrant, just, and sustainable economy in the state.