Building Business Support for Climate & Energy Policy
In 2013, Ceres launched The Climate Declaration, asserting that "Tackling climate change is one of America's greatest economic opportunities of the 21st century."
In 2008, Ceres, together with founding companies – Levi Strauss & Co., Nike, Starbucks, Sun Microsystems (now part of Oracle Corporation), and Timberland–launched Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP) to bring large consumer company voices to the climate and energy policy debate in Washington DC.
BICEP members believe that climate change will impact all sectors of the economy and that varied business perspectives are needed in developing U.S. and international climate policies. Since then, the coalition of companies has grown to include companies such as Mars Incorporated, Patagonia, eBay and Owens Corning.
- Promote Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
- Increase Investment in a Clean Energy Economy
- Support Climate Change Adaptation, Technology Transfer and Forest Preservation
The Climate Declaration
In 2013, BICEP launched "The Climate Declaration," a call to action from leading American businesses, urging the public, policymakers, and business leaders to seize the economic opportunity in tackling climate change. The Declaration asserts, "Tackling climate change is one of America's greatest economic opportunities of the 21st century." To date, the Declaration has been signed by thousands of companies and individuals. Learn more at www.climatedeclaration.us.
Learn more at www.ceres.org/bicep.