• 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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  • 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
  • Blog
    November 9, 2017

    B-I-N-G-O at COP-23

    If it’s November 9, that can only mean one thing—it’s BINGO day! “What’s BINGO day?” you ask. No, its not a day to gather to play a game in a church hall. It’s the day devoted to business and industry at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) COP-23 meeting in Bonn, Germany. BINGO is
  • Blog
    November 6, 2017

    UN Climate Talks Underway in Bonn, Germany

    Negotiators from nearly 200 countries are gathering in Bonn, Germany over the next two weeks to hash out details of the Paris Agreement on climate changes agreed to two years ago. The talks are being held under the rubric of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The Paris Agreement
  • Blog
    June 3, 2017

    Setting the Record Straight on the NERA Report

    Summary Over the last few days, there has been a lot of attention given to a report that the Energy Institute co-sponsored that examined the costs of meeting the Obama Administration’s Paris pledge. The report by NERA Economic Consulting, Impacts of Greenhouse Gas Regulations on the Industrial
  • Blog
    May 31, 2017

    Mind the Gap: Last Time Around

    On May 2, 2017, we posted what we expected would be our final look at the Obama Administration’s Paris Agreement “gap”—the difference between President Obama’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goal for 2025 and estimates of what the policies his administration put in place would deliver. We
  • Blog
    May 9, 2017

    WRI Also Swings . . . and Also Misses

    See Also: Setting the Record Straight on the NERA Report A few months ago, the Energy Institute partnered with the American Council for Capital Formation to work with NERA Economic Consulting on a report that explores several potential scenarios under which the United States could meet the Obama
  • Blog
    May 3, 2017

    Deconflicting the UNFCCC? Not on our watch.

    A group calling itself Corporate Accountability International is waging a campaign to evict observers like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce from the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Their sin? Looking out for their members. CAI is out with a hit piece taking to task the Chamber, National