EPA is utilizing our expertise to protect the environment and support economic growth by promoting the export of U.S. environmental solutions.
In 2015, the global market for environmental technologies goods and services was an estimated $1.05 trillion. The United States environmental technologies industry exported $51.2 billion in goods and services. These exports offer great potential gains in environmental quality and human health in other parts of the world, particularly in countries whose economies are developing or in transition. The export of environmental goods and services also translates into more jobs and economic activity at home. The industry supports an estimated 1.6 million U.S. jobs.
EPA is working with other federal agencies, environmental technologies trade associations, and global stakeholders to weave its analyses of critical environmental issues into U.S. export promotion infrastructure. This is part of our environmental technology export strategy to help create American jobs in the growing environmental industry by promoting international awareness of U.S. environmental solutions.
The U.S. Environmental Solutions Toolkit is a user-friendly database that links EPA regulatory expertise and analysis in a variety of environmental topics to a list of U.S companies offering relevant solutions. In partnership with the U.S. Department of Commerce, we are in the process of re-launching the Environmental Solutions Toolkit to improve user functionality and usability for both regulators and buyers. Sign up to be notified when the new toolkit is live!
The Top Markets Report (PDF) (143 pp, 2.4 MB, About PDF), developed by the U.S. Department of Commerce, supports U.S. environmental technology exports by identifying and ranking export markets where focusing finite government resources will have the greatest impact in terms of increasing commercial opportunity for U.S. companies. Environmental exports play a unique role in advancing the economic, environmental, sustainable development, and diplomatic goals of the United States.
The Environmental Solutions Exporter Portal was developed in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Commerce and with the support of other federal agency partners. It includes information about government programs, events, and analysis to support the export of U.S. environmental solutions.
For more information on EPA’s export promotion efforts, contact:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Office of International and Tribal Affairs (2650R)
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20460