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 FoldSep 21, 2021 - 3:30pm
Water infrastructure

Let’s Not Miss This Unprecedented Opportunity to Modernize our Water Infrastructure

Across our nation and around the world, water is essential for life. Public health, energy, food, and economic growth all rely on sustainable supplies of clean water.

Above the FoldAug 05, 2021 - 3:45pm
Bipartisan Infrastructure Innovation and Jobs Act

The Biggest Winner in the Senate’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal May Be Our Climate

We need the bipartisan Infrastructure Innovation and Jobs Act to help address climate change.

Above the FoldJun 03, 2021 - 11:45am
UAE graphic

Bilateral Cooperation with the UAE on Climate, Digital Trade, Financial Services Innovation & Healthcare: 4 Ideas for the Biden Administration

The Biden Administration has prioritized efforts on ‘Climate Diplomacy’ since taking office in January 2021. Decarbonization, sustainability, and clean energy are top-tiered areas of focus as we enter a new era of U.S.

Above the FoldApr 20, 2021 - 12:45pm
U.S. - Brazil

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.

Above the FoldMar 17, 2021 - 12:30pm

The First Stop on the Road to Glasgow is Spelled N-D-C

We need to reduce emissions while ensuring national targets and timetables are achievable for American economic interests.

Above the FoldMar 12, 2021 - 10:30am
WH climate and manufacturing

How the Administration’s Climate and “Buy American” Goals May Clash

We break down the challenges facing the Biden administration when it comes to balancing climate and “Buy American” goals.

Above the FoldJan 28, 2021 - 3:30pm
highway infrastructure

Resilience Is an Opportunity for Early Bipartisan Success

Why we need to build durable, sustainable infrastructure now.

Above the FoldJan 19, 2021 - 12:15pm
Gas Works Park, Seattle, WA.

An Update to the Chamber's Approach on Climate

We support a market-based approach to accelerate greenhouse gas emissions reductions across the U.S. economy.