We stand with every American seeking a cleaner, stronger environment—for today and tomorrow.
Our climate is changing and humans are contributing to these changes. Inaction is simply not an option.
Combating climate change will require citizens, government, and business to work together. American businesses play a vital role in creating innovative solutions to protect our planet.
A challenge of this magnitude requires collaboration, not confrontation, to advance the best ideas and policies. Together, we can forge solutions that improve our environment and grow our economy—leaving the world better for generations to come.
American Businesses Are Developing Innovative Solutions to Combat Climate Change
The business community is investing billions of dollars to create new technologies that use less energy and make the energy we do use cleaner.
Check out the stories and videos below on American innovation in action.
Climate Leadership Highlights
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce engaged leading businesses from across the country to highlight examples of companies taking action. This collection shows some of the themes and trends emerging and demonstrates the business community’s leadership and impact related to climate.
Government Agencies Have a Critical Role to Play Too
Combating climate change requires strategic government support – including robust federal programs that help companies develop and adopt commercially viable clean energy technologies.
To fuel the innovation pipeline, we must:
- Increase funding for important programs at our national laboratories.
- Invest in the Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program.
Congress Must Take Bipartisan Action
Global Cooperation will be Key
Climate change is a global challenge. We cannot solve this issue unilaterally.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce supports U.S. participation in the Paris Agreement and is an official observer to the United Nations climate talks. We provide technical expertise and policy advice that only the business community can provide.
We’re working with business groups and many other stakeholders around the world to ensure that the voice of business is heard on a range of issues – from technology cooperation and intellectual property to trade policy and supply chains.