The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Commerce are announcing the launch of an interactive online reference tool for international audiences, which connects EPA environmental analysis and regulatory structure to U.S. solutions providers.
The U.S. Environmental Solutions Toolkit was developed as a joint venture between the EPA and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) to offer environmental stakeholders in other countries a broad perspective on the U.S. approach to specific environmental issues. The Toolkit is a web-based resource that combines EPA expertise on solving environmental challenges with ITA’s catalogue of U.S. providers of related technologies. The newly launched resource emphasizes user-friendliness, featuring a series of interactive menus, search functionality, and adaptive formatting to allow for a range of mobile uses.
“The environmental solutions toolkit shares EPA’s knowledge and experience with our global neighbors, making it easier to move environmental protection efforts from concepts and ideas to action,” said EPA’s Assistant Administrator for International and Tribal Affairs Michelle DePass, EPA and Commerce are working together to support the U.S. government Environmental Export Initiative to promote American environmental technology in the global marketplace and advance the President’s National Export Initiative by developing export opportunities.
The development of the toolkit is part of EPA’s export promotion strategy to facilitate strengthened environmental and human health protection efforts around the world while boosting job creation and economic activity in the U.S. Statistics from the Department of Commerce indicate the U.S. is a global leader in the environmental products and services sector, generating approximately $312 billion in annual revenues and employing nearly 1.7 million workers.