The Delaware chapter of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby will give a presentation next Thursday about how climate change can threaten local businesses, while providing business-friendly solutions.
Presented by the Delaware Area Chamber of Commerce, the meeting will focus on the effects of climate change if no action is taken and legislation that would be a market-based solution, said Dr. Alice Frazier, a retired physcian in Sunbury.
The organization supports a carbon fee and dividend, which would tax companies that extract fossil fuels from the ground and refund most of that money except for an administration fee to American households, Frazier said.
The goal of the legislation would be to reduce carbon emissions, while creating jobs without relying on government regulation or new agency, she added.
Frazier is among a panel of local leaders involved with the lobby. Other speakers include Marianne Gable, Michael Schaal and John Krieger.
Sponsored by Delaware-based Phoenix Environmental, the meeting will take place at SourcePoint, 700 Cheshire Road, with check-in at 11:45 a.m. Thursday. The event costs for $20 for non-chamber members and $15 for members, which covers the cost for a buffet lunch. The deadline to register is Monday, July 18.
The Delaware chapter of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization working to create the political will for a livable world, according to its website. The chapter is among 340 chapters worldwide.
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