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

EventOct 19, 2021 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
USAfBC Private Sector AGOA Forum

Private Sector AGOA Forum- Leveraging New Pathways in Trade: Enabling Digital Economy

The U.S. Chamber’s U.S.-Africa Business Center's private sector AGOA Forum on the digital economy, an official virtual private sector event to complement the Virtual AGOA Trade Ministerial hosted by USTR on October 20-21.

EventOct 14, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:30am

EnergyInnovates: Cybersecurity and the Energy Sector

The intersection of cybersecurity and energy policy has never been more acute. This virtual forum will focus on the threats, the lessons-learned, and the rapidly evolving landscape impacting the convergence of our energy industries’ informational and operational technologies. 

Press ReleaseOct 06, 2021 - 10:30am

U.S. Chamber: New NEPA Rule Will Slow Progress

In response to the Biden Administration’s proposed new rule that rolls back many of the recently-enacted reforms to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Chad Whiteman, vice president for environment and regulatory affairs at the U.S. Chamber’s Global Energy Institute issued the following statement:

EventSep 30, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am

EnergyInnovates: Blueprint for the Hydrogen Economy

Interest and excitement in hydrogen is at an all-time high. This webinar will explore the challenges, opportunities, and policy dynamics associated with realizing hydrogen’s full potential in our future energy system.

EventSep 23, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Advancing Climate Action Through Public-Private Partnerships

The U.S. Chamber and the National Association of Counties (NACo) will co-host a webinar as an introduction to how PPPs and “Energy as a Service” are being used to advance energy management and meet climate action objectives.

Press ReleaseSep 23, 2021 - 10:00am

Industry Associations Applaud EPA's HFC Allocation Rule

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute, Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy, American Chemistry Council, and National Association of Manufacturers issued the following statement today in response to EPA's announced HFC Allocation Rule.