Organisation Name
US Chamber of Commerce
InfluenceMap Query
UN Treaty Support
Data Source
Legislative Consultations
 
 

Score for this Data / Query Cell

-2.0

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Opposing UN Climate Treaty

InfluenceMap Comment:

Suggesting the UN Treaty and corresponding GHG emission standards are not realistic and are unreasonable (Stephen D. Eule, Statement of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Examining the International Climate Negotiations, November 18 2015)

Extract from Source:

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: 16/07/2016

 

Opposing UN Climate Treaty

InfluenceMap Comment:

Directly advocating for policy makers to oppose UN Climate Treaty (US Chamber of Commerce, Stephen D. Eule, Testimony before the U.S. House of RepresentativesCommittee on Science, Space, & Technology, February 2016)

Extract from Source:

The binding aspects of the Paris Agreement would require implementing legislation and regulation potentially affecting every sector of the U.S. economy. An agreement with such far-reaching consequences, if it is to be considered binding on future administrations and Congresses, should be approved by Congress. [...] ï‚· As a recent State Department report demonstrates, the U.S. Paris pledge of a 26% to 28% reduction in net GHG emissions from the 2005 level by 2025 is completely unrealistic, and the administration still has no plan to achieve it. [...] The United States has a huge energy-price advantage over many of its competitors. The uneven nature of the emissions goals, however, could raise U.S. energy prices and lead to carbon leakage to other countries with fewer environmental controls.

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