"...There is also a general awakening to the fact that strong climate policy is good for jobs and business. Already, more than 1,000 global companies representing $11 trillion in market capitalization and 20 million jobs..."
- SOURCE: Shuchard, Ryan. (January 14, 2009). "10 Climate Trends That Will Shape Business in 2010." Greenbiz.com. View website.
(1) allows businesses to make long term investment decisions in low carbon technologies, (2) provides incentives to invest heavily in low carbon R&D, and (3) protects economies from the dramatic impacts of climate change. The question, however, is how many companies, in how many countries, with market caps in the trillions of dollars and jobs in the millions don't want strong climate policies?