ECC Statement on White House Report: The Cost of Delaying Action to Stem Climate Change
Washington, DC, July 29, 2014 – Emerald Cities Collaborative President and CEO Denise Fairchild released the following statement on the new White House report, The Cost of Delaying Action to Stem Climate Change:
“We applaud the White House Council on Economic Advisers for acknowledging that the longer our nation delays acting on climate change, the more dearly we will pay – not only in purely economic terms, but also with regard to clean air and energy security – and that adopting meaningful mitigation policies will spur investments that reduce future mitigation costs.
“As the Obama Administration takes action on climate change, we urge policymakers to embrace Emerald Cities Collaborative’s ‘triple bottom line’ of Environment, Economy and Equity by ensuring that low-income communities share in the jobs, economic development, increased resilience to extreme weather and other benefits resulting from a sustainable economy.”
Emerald Cities Collaborative (ECC) is a national nonprofit network of organizations working together to advance a sustainable environment while creating economic opportunities for all. ECC is headquartered in Washington D.C. and works in 10 “Emerald Cities” nationwide with local and national partners that bring resources and expertise from the community, labor, business and government sectors.