Climate Change and Environment

The Chamber strongly supports continued environmental improvements, including sensible approaches to addressing climate change.

Our Priorities

We believe that economic growth and environmental progress are not mutually exclusive goals.

To make further progress, we should be guided by what has already worked: gains in efficiency, new technologies, and the increased use of natural gas and renewable fuels.

 


Addressing Climate Change

The climate is changing and humans are contributing to these changes.

We believe that there is much common ground on which all sides of this discussion could come together to address climate change with policies that are practical, flexible, predictable, and durable. We believe in a policy approach that acknowledges the costs of action and inaction and the competitiveness of the U.S. economy.

The Path Forward on climate


Projects and Programs

Recent Activity

Apr 29, 2021 - 12:30pm
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Carbon Negative, Water Positive, Zero Waste: Inside Microsoft’s New 10-Year Plan

Microsoft is minimizing the impact of its operations, while maximizing positive impacts from its own climate-focused tech tools.

Letters to CongressApr 29, 2021 - 9:45am

Coalition Letter on an Amendment to S. 914, the "Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act"

This Coalition letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate, opposing an amendment expected to be offered by Sen. Rubio to S. 914, the "Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act," relating to the Clean Water State Revolving Fund allocation formula.

CommentApr 29, 2021 - 9:00am

Comments on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Request for Information on its Approach to Addressing Climate Action

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce appreciates the opportunity to comment on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Request for Information regarding the agency’s overall approach to address climate action.

Letters to CongressApr 28, 2021 - 3:30pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on an Amendment to S. 914, the "Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act"

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate, opposing an amendment expected to be offered by Sen. Rubio to S. 914, the "Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act," relating to the Clean Water State Revolving Fund allocation formula.

Letters to CongressApr 27, 2021 - 11:00am

U.S. Chamber Letter on S. 1251, the “Growing Climate Solutions Act of 2021"

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the Senate Committee on Agriculture on S. 1251, the "Growing Climate Solutions Act of 2021."

Press ReleaseApr 23, 2021 - 5:15pm

Statement by the Brazil-U.S. Business Council on Brazil’s Climate Commitments

WASHINGTON, D.C.- The Brazil-U.S. Business Council (Council) applauds Brazil’s commitments on climate and curbing illegal deforestation, announced at the Leaders Summit on Climate by President Jair Bolsonaro on April 22.

EventApr 22, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:30am
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EnergyInnovates: CCUS and Carbon Removal Policy Trends

Innovation is driving America’s energy future. This event series features discussions about the projects, policies and technologies that are shaping our energy landscape—and laying the groundwork to solve global challenges. We're all in. Are you?

Press ReleaseApr 22, 2021 - 8:30am

U.S. Chamber Statement on Biden Climate Goal

Marty Durbin, Senior Vice President of Policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, issued the following statement regarding President Biden’s announced climate goal. 

Letters to CongressApr 20, 2021 - 3:30pm

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Alert! Letter on S. 914, "Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act of 2021"

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate, supporting S. 914, the "Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act of 2021.”

Above the FoldApr 20, 2021 - 12:45pm
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Greening Latin America

At the upcoming Leaders Summit on Climate, to be hosted by President Biden on April 22 & 23, Latin America will have a robust presence with eight regional heads of state in attendance. The Biden Administration brought a climate of change to Washington, and with it a deep understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing the region.