News Highlights: New evidence that Big Tech is ‘MIA’ about climate policy
The Biden government links actions with words about climate – collecting the most impressive team of pro-climate experts, strategists and policy leaders ever, making the goal of fair climate policy a pinnacle priority of the legislative agenda for 2021 in Congress.
But tech industry leaders are failing to match their own pro-climate commitments with lobbying efforts, according to a new report from InfluenceMap. (Note: The author is a member of the InfluenceMap Advisory Board.) The report finds that Big Tech, the most powerful corporate voice for the climate, is usually lacking in action on Capitol Hill, just as this pressing issue approaches a policy showdown.
The new data shows that Big Tech’s track record of commitment to climate policy is so far negligible: across the board, InfluenceMap finds that “only 4 percent of Big Tech’s revealed lobby activity