Christopher Guith's testimony before the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis: Solving the Climate Crisis: Drawing Down Carbon and Building Up the American Economy

April 29, 2019

My name is Christopher Guith and I am the Acting President of the Global Energy Institute, an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (“Chamber”). The mission of the Global Energy Institute is to unify policymakers, regulators, business leaders, and the American public behind a common sense energy strategy to help keep America secure, prosperous, and clean. The Chamber appreciates the opportunity to testify today on the important role of technology and innovation in addressing climate change.


The Chamber’s mission is to take on the challenges facing the American business community at home and around the world. Global climate change is one of those challenges.

Global climate change is one of the most complex and far-reaching issues facing governments and the businesses community. The Chamber recognizes that the climate is changing, humans are contributing to these changes, and these changes pose risks. The question for businesses and policymakers is how to best manage these risks, capture opportunities, and maintain our global economic leadership. Inaction is not an option.