A member once said, “If CED were to disappear tomorrow, we would need to form the Clean Air Dialogue today.” This statement reflects the important contribution of the working groups to CED’s goals & objectives. Indeed, many of our policy innovations are developed in part or in whole at the working group/committee level, and these groups are instrumental in advising Plenary dialogues.

CED’s working groups and committees give participants, who may not be Plenary members, an inside-look at the CED culture and an opportunity to participate in the dialogue. We strongly recommend prospective Plenary members join a working group or committee first in order to become acquainted with the CED culture. Associates and staff of member organizations are also encouraged to become involved at the working group/committee level, as this helps to integrate the work between CED and member organizations.