Contributor: Hans Stroo Washington Business Alliance
On November the 16th Washington Business for Climate Action, Washington Business Alliance and The Nature Conservancy held a business event at the World Trade Center, “Where to Next- the Future of Carbon Policy in Washington State”.
The 2 hour workshop, followed by a reception, was sponsored by Vulcan and MacDonald Miller. Dave Metz of FMM shared polling results that had been specially commissioned to examine voters’ views on support for climate action, this was followed by a panel and a facilitated business conversation.
Present for the discussion were representatives from Alaska Airlines, Boeing, Clallam PUD, Kaiser Aluminum, Masco Petroleum, Microsoft, Seattle City Light, Sellen Construction, Vigor Industrial, and Weyerhaeuser among others. Though their viewpoints often diverged, participants all acknowledged the importance of engaging in an honest conversation about how Washington’s business community can coalesce around a cost-effective and environmentally effective carbon policy.
For a full recap of the event please use the link below.