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For a closer look at the issues and our work, here’s a searchable collection of C2ES reports, briefs, maps, videos, speeches, articles, testimony and other public comments.

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Resilience Strategies for Wildfire

The risk of wildfire is expected to grow across the United States due to reduced precipitation in some regions, and higher temperatures caused by climate change. Wildfire has far-reaching impacts that can ripple through communities, regions, watersheds, and ecosystems. This …

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Elaborating the Paris Agreement: Communicating and Reporting on Adaptation

The Paris Agreement places greater emphasis on adaptation than previous agreements under the UNFCCC. It sets a global adaptation goal, commits parties to undertake adaptation planning and action, commits developed countries to provide adaptation support, and provides for parties to …

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Essential Elements of the Paris ‘Rulebook’

The Paris Agreement represents a decisive turning point in the global response to climate change. Through an innovative hybrid structure blending “top-down” and “bottom-up” elements, the Agreement has achieved near-universal participation, and has the potential to facilitate rising global ambition. …

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Carbon Pricing Proposals in the 115th Congress

Carbon pricing offers a cost-effective way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Ten states are already pricing carbon, and a number of states are considering similar action. This fact sheet summarizes and compares seven carbon pricing proposals introduced in the 115th …

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Promising Market and Federal Solutions for Existing Nuclear Power

Since late 2012, six of the 104 nuclear reactors in the United States have retired. An additional 13 reactor retirements by 2025 have been announced. These early retirements impact the United States’ ability to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and meet …

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Case Studies of Renewable Thermal Energy

A report to the Renewable Thermal Collaborative by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions This series of case studies showcases successful outcomes from the use of renewable thermal technologies at several different large companies and in a major city. …

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Resilience Strategies for Drought

Across the United States, the risk of drought is expected to grow due to reduced precipitation and higher temperatures caused by climate change. Drought’s far-reaching impacts can ripple through communities, regions, watersheds, economies and ecosystems. This fact sheet overviews strategies …

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Buying Clean Electricity: How Cities Benefit from Power Purchase Agreements

A growing number of cities are pursuing actions to reduce their carbon footprint. One of the most straightforward ways to do this is by reducing the carbon intensity of electricity, and as a result, cities are expressing increasing interest in …

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The Paris Agreement Presents a Flexible Approach for U.S. Climate Policy

This article first appeared in Volume 11, Number 4 of the Carbon and Climate Law Review. The Paris Agreement was specifically designed to provide sovereign nations with the flexibility they need to craft their own greenhouse gas reduction plans. The …

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Mayors Leading the Way on Climate – 2018

The 2018 survey by the Alliance for a Sustainable Future—a joint effort of The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)—finds that mayors are a key force behind U.S. action to reduce greenhouse gas …

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