U.S. Chamber Welcomes Rejoining Paris Agreement

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 2:00pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Marty Durbin, president of the U.S. Chamber's Global Energy Institute, issued the following statement today welcoming the Biden Administration’s decision to immediately rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement:

"The Chamber welcomes President Biden’s action to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement. It is critical that the United States restore its leadership role in international efforts to address the climate challenge. The Chamber and the business community look forward to engaging with the Administration as it considers a revised nationally determined contribution (NDC) for the United States.”

The Chamber’s position on climate change, which includes support for market-based approaches to accelerate greenhouse gas emissions reductions across the economy, also calls for global cooperation to address the climate challenge. The Chamber has official observer status at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.