Building common ground for practical climate solutions

From the local to the global, C2ES is teaming up with policymakers, businesses, and other stakeholders to meet our critical climate and energy challenges.

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Pathways to 2050: Alternative Scenarios for Decarbonizing the U.S. Economy

Interactive graphics that show different routes to decarbonization.

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Climate Essentials

A foundation of knowledge and ideas to understand the deeper issues of climate change, energy use, resilience and sustainability that affect our world today.

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Opportunities in Carbon Utilization: A Vital Pathway to Decarbonization

A discussion of market opportunities for captured carbon and supportive policies.

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Pathways to 2050: Alternative Scenarios for Decarbonizing the U.S. Economy

Interactive graphics that show different routes to decarbonization.

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Climate Essentials

A foundation of knowledge and ideas to understand the deeper issues of climate change, energy use, resilience and sustainability that affect our world today.

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Opportunities in Carbon Utilization: A Vital Pathway to Decarbonization

A discussion of market opportunities for captured carbon and supportive policies.

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Policy Hub

Lasting climate solutions hinge on innovative policies at all levels – local, state, federal and international. Market-based approaches like carbon pricing are a cornerstone of practical, cost-effective climate policy.

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Factsheet
Carbon Pricing Proposals in the 116th Congress

There are various market-based approaches to pricing carbon (e.g. carbon tax, cap and trade, and a clean energy standard). All of these can reduce emissions cost-effectively while driving clean energy innovation. This factsheet compares eight carbon tax and cap-and-dividend proposals …

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A quick dive into candidate climate plans
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Getting to Zero: National Decarbonization Strategies

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Climate Solutions

Cutting carbon emissions takes smart policies, innovative technologies, business leadership, and simple steps to shrink our own carbon footprint. Other solutions focus on strengthening our climate resilience.

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How companies take action to reduce carbon emissions
Speech
Testimony of Bob Perciasepe before the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce
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Report
Carbon Utilization: A Vital and Effective Pathway for Decarbonization

The capture and utilization of CO2 and other carbon oxides emitted from power generation and industrial facilities has been technologically feasible for generations and has gained greater attention in recent years as a tool for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Captured …

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Climate Basics

Here you'll find the basics on climate science, key energy and emissions trends, extreme weather, and other climate impacts. Students, teachers: check out the Climate Classroom.

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Weaponized ticks and climate change
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Worsening Impacts continue to redefine resilience
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Climate change, corn bushels, and your wallet

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Our Work

C2ES is known worldwide as a thought leader and trusted convener on critical climate and energy challenges. Here is a sampling of our key initiatives:

International Dialogue

We helped negotiators from key countries achieve the Paris Agreement, and are now working closely with them to ensure its success.

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Business Environmental Leadership Council

We work with Fortune 500 companies across key sectors to strengthen business action and support for effective climate policies.

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Mayors/Business Alliance for a Sustainable Future

C2ES is working in partnership with The U.S. Conference of Mayors to strengthen climate cooperation between cities and businesses nationwide.

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Events

C2ES regularly organizes events with top experts, policymakers and business leaders advancing the public debate on climate challenges and solutions. Check out past and upcoming events.

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Library

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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