Clinton, Podesta to talk climate change at Senate Democrats' Tuesday lunch

Former President Bill ClintonBill ClintonPatagonia threatens to sue Trump over national monuments order Robert Siegel leaving NPR's 'All Things Considered' Press: Hillary's doomed bid MORE and Center for American Progress CEO John Podesta will be guests at the Senate Democrats' weekly caucus lunch Tuesday, and climate change and energy will be major topics in their discussion with lawmakers.

Sen. John KerryJohn KerryEgypt’s death squads and America's deafening silence With help from US, transformative change in Iran is within reach Ellison comments on Obama criticized as 'a stupid thing to say' MORE (D-Mass.), who is trying to craft a compromise climate bill, said last month that he had recently spoken to Clinton about the economic dimensions of the issue, and noted that Clinton would be briefing the caucus. Clinton is expected to emphasize that tackling climate change is vital to ensuring U.S. competitiveness in emerging "clean" energy sectors.

Podesta served as Clinton's White House chief of staff and also co-chaired President Obama’s transition team. His liberal think tank has long advocated for legislation that would impose limits on greenhouse gas emissions and accelerate a transition to low-carbon energy sources.