New policy group will focus on climate and trade

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The bipartisan Climate Leadership Council launched a new center today aimed at shaping U.S. trade policies to rein in rising emissions.

It comes as trade takes a more prominent place in global efforts to reduce greenhouse gases and as lawmakers in the European Union, Canada and elsewhere pursue tools to protect low-carbon manufacturers from competitors in countries with lax climate standards.

Several outside advisers will also conduct original research and analysis for the center. They include Maureen Hinman, co-founder and chair of Silverado Policy Accelerator; Nigel Purvis, CEO of Climate Advisers; and Michael Mehling, deputy director of the MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research.

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