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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- 4 Climate Innovations Led By BusinessBusinesses are investing in blue hydrogen, direct air capture, and other climate technologies to build a more sustainable future.
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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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- InternationalCEO Summit of the AmericasWednesday, June 08 - Thursday, June 0908:00 AM EDT - 06:00 PM EDT
- InternationalUSIBC 2022 Technology Summit - Innovation Fueled ProsperityTuesday, June 21 - Thursday, June 2312:00 AM EDT - 12:00 AM EDT
- InternationalU.S. Chamber of Commerce Delegation to Israel's Cyber WeekSunday, June 26 - Thursday, June 3012:00 AM EDT - 12:00 AM EDT
- Sep 21, 2021Let’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.
- Sep 14, 2021Coalition Letter on Western Water Provisions in Bipartisan Infrastructure Package
This Coalition letter was sent to Members of the House of Representatives on Western water provisions of the bipartisan infrastructure package.
- Sep 13, 2021The Massive Budget Reconciliation Bill is Not a Climate Bill, It’s an Everything But the Kitchen Sink Collection of Bad Policies We will not find durable solutions in a bill that's more than twice the combined budgets of all 50 states.
- Sep 10, 2021Waters Advocacy Coalition (WAC) Recommendations on Waters of the United States (WOTUS)
The Waters Advocacy Coalition (“WAC” or “Coalition”) provides these recommendations in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA’s”) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (“Corps’”) notice soliciting pre-proposal feedback on defining “waters of the United States” (“WOTUS”) under the Clean Water Act (“CWA”).
- Sep 10, 2021U.S. Chamber Calls on Administration to Review Water Rule Decision
Chuck Chaitovitz, Vice President for Environmental Affairs and Sustainability at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, issued the following statement regarding next steps on the Navigable Waters Protection Rule.
- Sep 01, 2021U.S. Chamber Outlines Border Carbon Adjustment Principles
One of the primary challenges in any policy effort to reduce emissions is containing and accounting for the potential movement of emissions intensive industries and companies to markets without similar restrictions. If one nation or group of nations enacts policies to reduce emissions, emissions progress can be undermined if industry simply moves to another nation to avoid the higher costs of operating in a carbon constrained environment.
- Aug 25, 2021U.S. Chamber Letter Requesting Extension of Comment Period for Recommendations on the "Navigable Waters Protection Rule"
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce requests that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers grant at least a 60-day extension of the period for receiving written recommendations about your plans to consider revising the rule “The Navigable Waters Protection Rule: Definition of “Waters of the United States” (the “NWPR”).
- Aug 10, 2021U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 1884, the “Save Oak Flat Act”
This Hill letter was sent to Members of the House of Representatives opposing H.R. 1884, the “Save Oak Flat Act.” This bill is on the Legislative Leadership list for the “How They Voted” scorecard.
- Aug 05, 2021The Biggest Winner in the Senate’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal May Be Our Climate
The bipartisan Infrastructure Innovation and Jobs Act will help address climate change.
- Aug 03, 2021U.S. Chamber Letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee on FY22 Energy and Water Appropriations
This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, on Fiscal Year 2022 Energy and Water Development Appropriations legislation.