June 28, 2007
Ford and Chrysler Group join U.S. Climate Action Partnership
Washington, D.C. – Both Ford and the Chrysler Group have announced their membership with the United States Climate Action Partnership (USCAP), endorsing and participating in the non-partisan group’s call for economy-wide mandatory reductions of greenhouse gas emissions.
USCAP, a partnership of companies and non-government organizers, issued a blueprint of principles and recommendations earlier this year for establishing a multi-sector, market-driven program to quickly slow, stop and reverse the growth of greenhouse gas emissions. Among the group’s recommendations are short- and mid-term emission reduction targets established by Congress, a national program to accelerate technology research, development and deployment, and approaches to encourage action by other countries, including the developing world.
“Now is the time for advancing a national approach to climate change where all of us – individuals, industry and government – take action toward reducing emissions of greenhouse gases,” says Tom LaSorda, President and CEO, Chrysler Group. “We are proud to be an active member with USCAP in the development of climate policy that addresses energy use and emissions from all sectors of the U.S. economy, and ultimately drives increased energy efficiency.”
“We are at a critical stage in the conversation on climate change, energy consumption and environmental protection,” says Alan Mulally, President and CEO of Ford Motor Company. “We all recognize it is time for action. Ford has long supported the six major principles of USCAP, including recognizing the importance of technology and the need to be environmentally effective. We have been actively developing a range of advanced technology vehicles to address the climate change issue, reducing our energy consumption on a global basis and working to create vehicles with the environmental innovation our customers desire.”