Environment and Sustainability
Businesses are invested in America’s communities, and a clean, healthy environment is critical for quality of life and economic strength in every community. Companies across industries have undertaken sustainability initiatives to improve their operations and reduce their environmental footprint, utilizing new technology and seeking efficiency.
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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.
- Funding the Green Transition: The Importance of Sustainable FinanceThere are numerous opportunities and obstacles for corporations in the U.S. and EU as they invest in the transition toward sustainable finance.
- Reducing Methane Emissions Through Smart Policy ChangesHere’s how policymakers are taking action to reduce methane emissions for a positive impact on the environment and the economy.
Climate Change: The Path Forward
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. We stand with every American seeking a cleaner, stronger environment—for today and tomorrow.
We promote voluntary, flexible—not one-size-fits-all or prescriptive—policy solutions that will unleash business innovation and economic and environmental progress. We also push for federal investments in research and development, infrastructure modernization, smart technologies, and export initiatives that support continued business leadership and sustainable growth.
As climate challenges continue to shape the way companies innovate, the hydrogen economy has grown and has proven to be a viable source of energy.
Small business advice from CO—
- 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
- Apr 05, 2022U.S. Chamber Statement on Proposed Asbestos Ban
Marty Durbin, President of the U.S. Chamber's Global Energy Institute, issued the following statement regarding EPA’s Proposed Rule prohibiting all uses of asbestos.
- Apr 04, 2022U.S. Chamber Key Vote Alert! Letter on H.R. 5689, "Resilient AMERICA Act"
This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, supporting H.R. 5689, the "Resilient Assistance for Mitigation for Environmentally Resilient Infrastructure and Construction by Americans (AMERICA) Act."
- Mar 09, 2022Coalition Letter to OMB, CEQ, EPA, and the White House Office of Climate Policy on PFAS Procurement
A coalition letter expressing concern over the inclusion of language relating to perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”) in two recent documents issued by the Administration.
- Mar 07, 2022Coalition Letter on S. 3531, the “National Climate Adaptation and Resilience Strategy Act”
This Coalition letter was sent to Members of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs supporting S. 3531, the “National Climate Adaptation and Resilience Strategy Act.”
- Mar 02, 2022Coalition Letter on Recycling Legislation
This Coalition letter was sent to Members of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works supporting recycling legislation.
- Feb 25, 2022U.S. Chamber Letter on 2022 Water Policy Priorities
This Hill letter was sent to Members of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Members of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and Members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on the Chamber’s Water Policy Priorities for 2022.
- Feb 16, 2022Coalition Letter on the Kigali Amendment
This Coalition letter was sent to the Members of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, on the ratification of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol.
- Feb 15, 2022Coalition Letter on the Nomination of Dr. Alice Hill to be Deputy Administrator for Resilience at FEMA
This Coalition letter was sent to Members of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs supporting the nomination of Dr. Alice Hill as the Deputy Administrator for Resilience at the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
- Jan 18, 2022U.S. Chamber’s Global Energy Institute Taps Preston Beard to Lead Chemicals Portfolio
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Energy Institute today announced that Preston Beard has joined as Director of Policy overseeing the Chamber’s growing focus on chemicals.
- Jan 13, 2022Notice of Availability and Request for Comment on the “Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) – Minimizing the Risk of Climate Change in Federal Acquisitions
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce submits the following comments in response to the October 15, 2021, Notice of Availability and Request for Comment on the “Federal Acquisition Regulation – Minimizing the Risk of Climate Change in Federal Acquisitions” (“Notice”) published by the Department of Defense, General Services Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (“FAR Council” or “Agencies”).