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.
The U.S. Chamber will send our largest-ever delegation to the COP 27 conference in Egypt this month to demonstrate the business community's commitment to combatting climate change.
- Resilience Should Be on the Climate AgendaInvestments, policies, and programs focused on resilience and pre-disaster mitigation offer an opportunity for a more comprehensive and strategic approach to safeguarding communities across the nation.Learn More
- 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.Learn More
- 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.Learn More
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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.
- International48th Annual India Ideas SummitTuesday, June 1309:00 AM EDT - 05:00 PM EDTLearn More
- Small BusinessCO— Strategy Studio: Doing Business with Big BusinessesThursday, June 2212:00 PM EDT - 12:30 PM EDTLearn More
- Security and Resilience12th Annual Building Resilience ConferenceWednesday, July 26 - Thursday, July 2708:00 AM EDT - 03:00 PM EDTLearn More
We will not find durable solutions in a bill that's more than twice the combined budgets of all 50 states.
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”).
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.
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.
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”).
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.
The bipartisan Infrastructure Innovation and Jobs Act will help address climate change.
This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, on Fiscal Year 2022 Energy and Water Development Appropriations legislation.
This Coalition letter was sent to Members of the House of Representatives supporting full funding of $100 million for FY 2022 appropriations for the Safeguarding Tomorrow through Ongoing Risk Mitigation (STORM) Act of 2020.
This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate, supporting a cloture vote on the motion to proceed to begin the process of considering the bipartisan infrastructure agreement.