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International Policy

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The Council’s international policy program engages bi-lateral and multi-lateral efforts to create enabling environments needed to establish and grow market demand for U.S. commercially-available clean energy technologies.
The Council represents the interests of U.S. clean energy companies and provides members with access to key government leaders under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the United Nations
Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD). The BCSE is an accredited observer to both the UNFCCC and CSD negotiations, and leads a delegation of clean energy executives to the annual UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP). At these international conferences, the Council works with its sister organizations in Australia and Europe through the International Council for Sustainable Energy to bring the voice of clean energy businesses to the negotiations. In the United States, the Council also works with the federal government to monitor and contribute to national discussions, programs and legislative efforts to promote U.S. clean energy exports, clean technology financing options and to participate in other bi-lateral and multi-lateral cooperative efforts.
The Council also monitors and engages other international initiatives, including  the Clean Energy Ministerial, the Green Climate Fund, the Clean Technology Fund at the World Bank, the Climate Technology Center & Network as well as other technology promotion and financing opportunities for Council members.

International Policy Committee

The International Policy Committee’s Climate Change Task Force meets every four to six weeks to discuss programmatic efforts and latest policy developments. For more information, please contact Laura Tierney at the Council or see Policy Recommendations and Public Statements.