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JUNE 2014

In this Issue:

Risky Business report

California's drought

Zero-emission vehicles

and more...

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Doug Vine tells Marketplace how the U.S. has cut carbon emissions so far, and Kyle Aarons tells Maclean’s what will be needed to go further.

Joe Casola talks about addressing climate change with the Catholic Ecology blog.

The Indianapolis Star features the C2ES state emission rate targets map.

Elliot Diringer talks to the Christian Science Monitor about the direction of international climate talks.

Joe Casola talks to the International Business Times about climate risks and the energy sector.

Nick Nigro discusses electric vehicles with Automotive News.


Stay on top of the fast-paced energy sector with the C2ES roundup of the week's top energy stories. Each Monday, C2ES summarizes the previous week’s major stories, with links to additional resources.


Calculate your carbon footprint
Try our updated Make an Impact Carbon Calculator to size up your carbon footprint, and choose energy-saving steps to help shrink it. The online calculator is also designed to be a centerpiece for companies’ efforts to engage employees on sustainability.


Climate Action Plan making progress
One year after President Obama announced his Climate Action Plan, C2ES assesses progress toward achieving the plan’s 75 goals. Michael Tubman says important first steps have been taken, but continued leadership will be needed for the work still ahead.

EPA proposes limits on carbon emissions
Proposed EPA rules could reduce carbon emissions from power plants 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. C2ES outlines the proposal in a Q&A and maps each state’s unique target emission rate.

More on Federal Policy

Examining options for a 2015 climate agreement
A new C2ES report examines options for building both flexibility and ambition into the new international climate agreement due next year in Paris. The report was released at the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change talks in Bonn, Germany.

Green Climate Fund gets ready for business
The Green Climate Fund is poised to become a principal channel for public and private investment to help developing countries reduce greenhouse gas emissions and cope with climate change. Anthony Mansell says the fund could start accepting pledges in time for a September leaders summit in New York.

More on International Policy


Climate change is Risky Business
The new “Risky Business” report makes the bottom line clear: Climate change poses real and rising risks to the U.S. economy. Janet Peace says it’s important to both prepare for climate impacts and reduce climate-changing emissions because waiting to act will cost even more.

2015 Climate Leadership Awards
The application period is open for the 2015 EPA Climate Leadership Awards. The awards, co-sponsored by C2ES, recognize exemplary corporate, organizational, and individual leadership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A new award will recognize partnerships on leading-edge climate initiatives.

More on Business


California coping with record drought
The entire state of California is facing severe, extreme, or exceptional drought, with little relief in sight. The drought is projected to persist and intensify through the summer, threatening crops and wildlife and increasing the risk of wildfires.

Mapping U.S. extreme weather events
A new C2ES extreme weather map charts billion-dollar extreme weather events in the U.S. since 2000, including floods, tropical storms, and droughts. Some extreme events are projected to become more frequent and intense due to climate change.

Climate impacts threaten national security
Military leaders say climate impacts threaten readiness and will increase instability and conflict around the globe. Katy Maher explains how projected warming, changes in precipitation, sea level rise, and extreme weather events pose risks to national and international security.

More on Science and Impacts


Eight states advance zero-emission vehicles
States representing more than a quarter of U.S. car sales are pledging to advance the deployment of zero emission vehicles (ZEVs). Nick Nigro says government efforts like this will encourage private sector investment in ZEVs and their infrastructure.

More on Regions and States


Make an Impact honored
The C2ES Make an Impact program won top honors as the American Business Awards’ Global Issues Campaign of the Year. Make an Impact was recognized for helping Bank of America employees around the world save energy.

Greener summer cookouts
Backyard cookouts are a summer tradition. Make an Impact helps ensure your grill is greener with these tips for cooking and cleanup.

More from Make an Impact


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