Climate Change

US Chamber of Commerce

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Washington DC, United States

The US Chamber of Commerce appear to be having an active and negative impact on climate change related regulations and policies. They seem not to clearly accept the science of climate change, or the need for dramatic and immediate reductions in GHG emissions. The positions they disclose on their website suggest they do not support carbon taxes and energy efficiency standards, and that they oppose renewable energy legislation and GHG emissions standards. Although InfluenceMap research indicated no clear position on emissions trading, they seem to have advocated for legislation to prevent US airlines complying with the EU ETS. Recently, the US Chamber of Commerce appears to be particularly active in opposing the Clean Power Plan and policies to transition of the energy mix to a low carbon economy, advocating for a sustained role for coal and producing research suggesting the transition is unaffordable.

QUESTIONS SOURCES Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Climate Science Transparency 0 NS NA NS -2 NS NA NA
Climate Science Stance -1 0 NA NS NS -1 NA NA
Need for climate regulations -1 -2 NS -2 -2 -2 NA NA
UN Treaty Support -1 -1 NA -2 NS -2 NA NA
Transparency on Legislation 1 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Carbon Tax -2 -2 NA -2 -1 NS NA NA
Emissions Trading NS -2 NA NS -2 NS NA NA
Energy Efficiency Standards -1 0 NA 0 1 NS NA NA
Renewable Energy Legislation -2 -1 NA -2 -1 NS NA NA
Energy Policy and Mix -1 -2 NA -1 -1 -2 NA NA
GHG Emission Standards -2 -1 NA -2 -2 -2 NA NA
Disclosure on Relationships 0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA