• UN Climate Change Dialogue

    The Chamber is an accredited observer to the UNFCCC and has been a strong and constructive presence in the Business and Industry Non-Governmental Organization observer group. GEI supports continued U.S. participation in the Paris agreement discussions, in addition to sustained global cooperation to tackle climate change.

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  • Press Release
    January 20, 2021

    U.S. Chamber Welcomes Rejoining Paris Agreement

    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
  • Blog
    July 24, 2020

    EPA Proposes GHG Emission Standards for Aircraft

    This week, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler unveiled proposed emissions standards for commercial aviation, a first for the aviation sector. Known formally as “Control of Air Pollution From Aircraft and Aircraft Engines: Proposed Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards
  • Press Release
    April 11, 2019

    Global Energy Institute Unveils American Energy: Cleaner, Stronger Agenda

    New poll shows that voters support innovation-driven investments into American energy that bolster economic growth and environmental progress WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Energy Institute (GEI) unveiled its “American Energy: Cleaner, Stronger” agenda promoting continued
  • Testimony
    February 27, 2019

    Eule's correspondence to the House Energy and Commerce Committee for the hearing: “We’ll Always Have Paris: Filling the Leadership Void Caused by Federal Inaction on Climate Change.”

    Dear Chairman Pallone, Ranking Member Walden, Chairman Tonko, and Ranking Member Shimkus: We welcome this opportunity to submit this correspondence for the record of the hearing entitled, “We’ll Always Have Paris: Filling the Leadership Void Caused by Federal Inaction on Climate Change.” The Chamber
  • Press Release
    February 7, 2019

    U.S. Chamber Statement on the Green New Deal

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley issued the following statement today on the Green New Deal: “There are two competing approaches to addressing our country’s challenges such as climate change, healthcare and income inequality
  • Blog
    January 2, 2019

    COP-24 Summary

    This year’s annual Conference of the Parties (COP-24) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was held the first two weeks of December in Katowice, the heart of Poland’s coal country. This is the third time Poland has hosted a COP. I attended the meeting as a representative of the
  • Blog
    November 14, 2017

    The Bonn Business Dialogue

    Folks familiar with the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) often observe that while there's an awful lot of talking among the Parties and observer groups, there's not much discussion. Business is invited to make statements before the assembled delegations, which it is happy to do
  • Blog
    November 13, 2017

    Halftime at COP23

    Half way through the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) COP-23, here's where we think things stand with some of the issues we've been covering. With a much smaller delegation than usual, the U.S. is participating fully in the discussions. Other countries want the U.S. to stay in the