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

Above the FoldNov 02, 2020 - 9:00am
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Protecting Minnesota’s Natural Resource Jobs

We are proud to support Representative Jason Lewis, who will fight tirelessly to defend jobs in Minnesota.

Above the FoldNov 01, 2020 - 10:00am
The Detroit skyline seen from the concourse of the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI.

What We Heard: “Let’s Keep Michigan Moving Forward”

We recently hosted a tele-town hall attended by more than 8,000 Michiganders to talk about the future of the state.

Above the FoldSep 24, 2020 - 11:15am
Climate & Energy

With Momentum Building, Historic Climate Change Progress is Possible in 2020

Now is the time to invest in climate-friendly technology and infrastructure that will create jobs and improve the environment.

Above the FoldJul 15, 2020 - 5:15pm
NEPA

Quick Take: Your Primer on NEPA Updates

Everything you need to know about the White House's updates to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

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.