Organisation Name
US Chamber of Commerce
InfluenceMap Query
UN Treaty Support
Data Source
Main Web Site
 
 

Score for this Data / Query Cell

-1.83

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Opposing UN Climate Treaty

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Statement suggests support for weaker Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) and or opposition to the deal itself (Institute for 21st Century Energy, US Chamber of Commerce subsidiary website, July 2015)

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In recent testimony before Congress, the Energy Institute’s Karen Harbert took the Obama Administration to task for failing to explain how the country was supposed to meet the greenhouse gas emissions goal outlined in the Intended Nationally Determined Contribution—or INDC—it submitted to the United Nations. The Obama Administration pledged that the United States will aim to slash its net greenhouse gas emissions 28%, below the 2005 level by 2025. Here’s the problem: The emissions reductions expected from the programs the administration has announced thus far don’t even come close to the 1,790 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents (MMTCO2) needed. After analyzing the administration’s plans, we figure about 41% of the goal is still unexplained

Created: 24/07/2015 Last edited: 02/01/2018

 

Opposing UN Climate Treaty

InfluenceMap Comment:

Attempting to influence public opinion negatively in relation to UN Climate Treaty (US Chamber website, March 2017)

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 Meeting the commitments President Obama made as part of the Paris climate accord could cost the U.S. economy $3 trillion and 6.5 million industrial sector jobs by 2040, according to a comprehensive new study prepared by NERA Economic Consulting.The study was commissioned by the American Council for Capital Formation with support from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for 21st Century Energy. [...] “This study does the analysis that the Obama administration should have done in the first place, and it finds that it is next to impossible to meet the Paris pledge gap without major new restrictions on the manufacturing and industrial sectors – restrictions that could reverse the manufacturing renaissance we are currently experiencing, pushing jobs back overseas,” said Karen Harbert, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for 21st Century Energy.

Created: 02/12/2017 Last edited: 13/02/2018

 

Not supporting UN Climate Treaty

InfluenceMap Comment:

Suggesting the UN Treaty and corresponding GHG emission targets are not realistic (Stephen D. Eule, Statement of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Examining the International Climate Negotiations, November 2015)

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This hearing could not be timelier. As the international climate change meeting in Paris draws closer, it is import for policymakers to take a clear-eyed view of what a new climate change agreement might hold. Having spent many years attending and tracking these talks, both in government and the private sector, I can say there remains an air of unreality hangs over these negotiations that over time has led to unreasonable expectations about what countries will be able to deliver—including expectations about national greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions goals, technology readiness and commercial adoption, financial assistance, technology transfer, intellectual property, and loss and damage payments, issues that are among the most contentious in the international negotiations.

Created: 15/07/2016 Last edited: 02/01/2018

 

Opposing UN Climate Treaty

InfluenceMap Comment:

Attempting to influence public opinion negatively in relation to UN Climate Treaty (US Chamber website, March 2017)

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Meeting the commitments President Obama made as part of the Paris climate agreement could cost the U.S. economy $3 trillion and the industrial sector 6.5 million jobs by 2040, according to a comprehensive new study by NERA Economic Consulting commissioned by the American Council for Capital Formation with support from our Institute for 21st Century Energy. [...] We here at the Energy Institute were among the first to point out that not only was this an unrealistic goal, but that the administration didn’t have the slightest semblance of a plan to achieve it. Indeed, our “gap” analysis—later confirmed by the administration itself—concluded that current policies would only get us about halfway to the needed goal. And that was before the Supreme Court put on hold the Environmental Protection Agency’s legally dubious Clean Power Plan, which widened the gap even further. Conspicuous by its absence in the INDC was any reference to industrial sector emissions. [...] The analysis finds that the cement, iron & steel, and petroleum refining sectors would suffer the biggest losses. Under the study’s core scenario, their 2025 output declines by about 21%, 20%, and 11%, respectively

Created: 05/04/2017 Last edited: 13/02/2018