Organisation Name
US Chamber of Commerce
InfluenceMap Query
Climate Science Stance
Data Source
Main Web Site
 
 

Score for this Data / Query Cell

-0.39

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Not fully supporting IPCC need for drastic action

InfluenceMap Comment:

Supporting GHG emissions reductions with exceptions. Emphasizing economic considerations in responding to climate change as opposed to IPCC demanded response  (Main website, July 2015)

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The Chamber supports commonsense policies that balance environmental improvement with economic growth. We: Support efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through a comprehensive legislative solution that does not harm the economy, recognizes that the problem is international in scope, and aggressively promotes new technologies and efficiency.

Created: 24/07/2015 Last edited: 02/12/2017

 

Partially consistent with IPCC need for drastic action

InfluenceMap Comment:

The Chamber appears to recognize the economic imperative of responding to climate change. (Association Website, 2019)

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The climate is changing and humans are contributing to these changes. We believe that there is much common ground on which all sides of this discussion could come together to address climate change with policies that are practical, flexible, predictable, and durable. We believe in a policy approach that acknowledges the costs of action and inaction and the competitiveness of the U.S. economy. [...] Inaction is not an option. We call on policymakers to seize on an approach that rises to the challenge of climate change, leveraging business leadership and expertise, America’s energy edge and our ability to innovate.

Created: 23/04/2019 Last edited: 23/04/2019

 

Opposing IPCC need for dramatic action

InfluenceMap Comment:

Opposing attempts to reduce GHG emissions reductions in line with IPCC recommendations (US Chamber website, March 2016)

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In response to the Supreme Court’s stay of the CPP, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy has engaged in an escalating pattern of defiant rhetoric, culminating in her outrageous statement earlier this week that “[l]ife is continuing [in] the exact same direction it was before the stay, [...] Her most recent claims follow on the heels of the agency’s equally outrageous suggestion that the stay won’t push back the CPP’s compliance deadlines. [...] That’s why the U.S. Supreme Court’s stay of the CPP is important—it keeps EPA from relying on its “Catch Me If You Can” regulatory strategy yet again.  States deserve to have the complete picture about the real legal effect of the Supreme Court’s stay before they fall for EPA’s misinformation campaign.

Created: 31/03/2017 Last edited: 02/12/2017

 

Not fully supporting IPCC need for drastic action

InfluenceMap Comment:

Supporting GHG emissions reductions with exceptions. Emphasizing economic considerations in responding to climate change as opposed to IPCC demanded response (US Chamber Website, Position on Climate Change, October 2017)

Extract from Source:

Climate change is a serious challenge that needs to be addressed through thoughtful policies that will have a meaningful impact. The Chamber supports efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and believes technology and innovation offer the greatest potential to reduce emissions and mitigate the negative impacts of climate change. [...]  There should be an approach that does not harm the economy; recognizes that the problem is international in scope; and aggressively promotes new technologies and efficiency.

Created: 02/12/2017 Last edited: 23/04/2019