Combating climate change requires citizens, governments, and businesses to work together. Inaction is simply not an option. American businesses play a vital role in creating innovative solutions and reducing greenhouse gases to protect our planet. A challenge of this magnitude requires collaboration, not confrontation, to advance the best ideas and policies. Together, we can forge solutions that improve our environment and grow our economy—leaving the world better for generations to come.
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- The American Energy and Climate ImperativeThe U.S. is positioned to meet the world's growing energy needs by leveraging the power of the business community in partnership with government.
- Green Growth: How the Americas Are Working Toward Climate ActionAt the CEO Summit of the Americas, public leaders including Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry discussed how the public and private sectors can drive the transition to sustainable energy.
- The Future of Clean Energy in the AmericasBusiness and government leaders from across the Western Hemisphere joined together to discuss the transition of energy and the future of energy security in the Americas.
Pursuing climate progress and energy security are not mutually exclusive. We can both increase domestic production of oil and natural gas and accelerate the energy transition. Here's how.
The U.S. Chamber believes 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 is supported by market-based solutions, developed through bipartisan legislation in Congress, and acknowledges the costs of action and inaction and the competitiveness of the U.S. economy. We work with policymakers to forge climate solutions and engage in the United Nations COP on behalf of the business community.
Public-private partnerships for climate change solutions should prioritize resiliency, be economically sound, and reduce emissions across the value chain.
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- Security and ResiliencePath Forward Special UpdateTuesday, August 1602:00 PM EDT - 03:00 PM EDT
- International47th India Ideas SummitTuesday, September 06 - Wednesday, September 0712:00 AM EDT - 12:00 AM EDT
- SpaceU.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Aerospace SummitWednesday, September 14 - Thursday, September 1502:00 PM EDT - 05:00 PM EDT
- Oct 20, 20214 Climate Innovations Led By Business
Businesses are investing in blue hydrogen, direct air capture, and other climate technologies to build a more sustainable future.
- Oct 11, 2021Genentech Sees Action on Climate as Action on Health
Genentech is a biotechnology company dedicated to pursuing groundbreaking science to discover and develop medicines for people with serious and life-threatening diseases. As such, the company understands that the climate crisis and the health of its patients and business are inextricably linked.
- Oct 06, 2021U.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:
- Sep 23, 2021Industry 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.
- Sep 23, 2021U.S. Chamber Letter on a Hearing on Voluntary Carbon Markets
This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the House Committee on Agriculture, on a hearing entitled, "Voluntary Carbon Markets in Agriculture and Forestry." This letter also reiterates our support for S. 1251, the "Growing Climate Solutions Act."
- Sep 21, 2021Coalition Letter on PFAS Provisions in the FY22 NDAA
This coalition letter was sent to Members of the House of Representatives on PFAS provisions in the FY22 NDAA.