The U.S. share of global CO2 emissions has declined dramatically since 1980, from 24.4 percent to 16.2 percent in 2010. During that time, the world has seen developed countries implement greener technologies and more efficient business systems, thereby reducing CO2 emissions. Developing countries such as China and India are ramping up industrial production, however, and contributing to ever-greater shares of emissions. There is obviously no unilateral solution to global climate change, and any reduction in carbon emissions will require a commitment by all nations.

U.S. companies are among the world leaders driving the technological innovations necessary for energy efficiency and related economic growth and prosperity. Continued innovation by U.S. manufacturers is essential for a successful global response to the problem of climate change.

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