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Climate Change: The Path Forward

We stand with every American seeking a cleaner, stronger environment—for today and tomorrow.

Our climate is changing and humans are contributing to these changes. Inaction is simply not an option.

Combating climate change will require citizens, government, and business to work together. American businesses play a vital role in creating innovative solutions 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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Engaging on the global stage

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The Chamber has been working with the U.S. and UAE governments to help ensure private sector solutions are front and center. Keep up with the latest developments.

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American innovation at home

The business community is investing billions of dollars to create new technologies that use less energy and make the energy we do use cleaner.

Check out the stories and videos below on American innovation in action.

In Corvallis, Oregon, NuScale has developed unprecedentedly safe, small and economical nuclear power generation units called small modular reactors.

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Climate leadership highlights

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce engaged leading businesses from across the country to highlight examples of companies taking action. This collection shows some of the themes and trends emerging and demonstrates the business community’s leadership and impact related to climate.

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Government agencies have a critical role to play

Combating climate change requires strategic government support, including robust federal programs that help companies develop and adopt commercially viable clean energy technologies. To fuel the innovation pipeline, we must increase funding for our national laboratories and invest in the Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program.

The Chamber works closely with our nation’s lawmakers to facilitate durable, bipartisan approaches to combating climate change.

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We cannot solve this issue unilaterally. The U.S. Chamber supports U.S. participation in the Paris Agreement and is an official observer to the United Nations climate talks. We’re working with business groups and many other stakeholders around the world to ensure that the voice of business is heard on a range of issues – from technology cooperation and intellectual property to trade policy and supply chains.

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As part of our ongoing dialogue with members across every industry, the U.S. Chamber has launched a Member Task Force on Climate Action to help us better understand the range of mechanisms, innovations, and internal processes that businesses are employing to tackle climate change.

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