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.

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Projects and Programs

Recent Activity

Above the FoldJun 18, 2020 - 7:00pm
Colorado River in Austin, Texas

Advancing Environmentally Sustainable International Trade Amid COVID-19

Mohammad Abunayyan, chair of the B20 ESC Taskforce, breaks down the importance of environmentally sustainable trade in the wake of COVID-19.

Above the FoldJun 08, 2020 - 12:00pm
Infrastructure, Truck

Resilience Is Good Public Policy

Improving lifeline infrastructure is necessary for companies and communities to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Above the FoldFeb 04, 2020 - 1:15pm
2019 State of the Union

What Does the Business Community Want to Hear in the State of the Union?

They’ll be looking for sound, pro-business policies that will spur growth and job creation and support workers with rising wages.

Above the FoldDec 19, 2019 - 4:45pm
Gas Works Park, Seattle, WA.

Leading on Climate is Smart Business

Businesses from a variety of sectors are leading the way in reducing carbon emissions.

Above the FoldNov 01, 2019 - 12:15pm
Panel at Project GO Launch

US Chamber Backs More Consistent Environmental, Social Reporting from Corporations

Check out the U.S. Chamber's best practices for companies looking to share their environmental and social efforts through ESG disclosures.

Above the FoldSep 20, 2019 - 3:30pm
United Nations Flags, NYC

Five Trends for Business: Global Challenges, Global Solutions

As world leaders gather in New York for the United Nations General Assembly this week, here are the key global trends to watch.

Above the FoldJul 30, 2019 - 4:45pm
Detroit

Democratic Debate: With Spotlight on Detroit, a Look at the Motor City Business Community’s Local Impact

Entrepreneurs, employers, and executives are stepping up to create opportunities for and enrich the lives of Detroit residents.

Above the FoldFeb 18, 2019 - 9:00am
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) speak at a news conference announcing Green New Deal legislation in Washington, D.C.

The Green New Deal Is a Trojan Horse for Socialism

Climate change is real and deserves our attention. But not every policy to address it can be taken seriously.

Above the FoldDec 07, 2018 - 9:30am
A 'Sale' sign at a Sears store in Jersey City, NJ.

Ignoring the Price of Our Mistakes

155,000 jobs were created in November. The unemployment rate is 3.7%.

Above the FoldMay 08, 2018 - 9:00am
Workers assemble refrigeration units at Victory Refrigeration in Cherry Hill, NJ.

The Kigali Amendment is a Win for the Environment and the U.S. Economy

Ratification would increase U.S direct manufacturing employment by 33,000 over the next decade.