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

Former President Bill ClintonBill ClintonTrump son: Talk like father's leaked 2005 tapes 'a fact of life' Is Georgia turning blue? If Smithsonian ever includes Clarence Thomas, it should be alongside Anita Hill 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 Kerry5 reasons Trump's final debate performance sealed his 2016 coffin US pledges to do all it can to fight 'grave threat' of nuclear North Korea Armani, Batali among guests at White House state dinner 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.