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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IPCC 1.5-Degree C Special Report

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Making the 2019 Climate Leadership Conference the best yet

How you can engage us to shape the conference and program.

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Meeting sustainability goals with renewable thermal energy

C2ES presents renewable thermal energy success stories.

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IPCC 1.5-Degree C Special Report

Explaining the findings

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Making the 2019 Climate Leadership Conference the best yet

How you can engage us to shape the conference and program.

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Meeting sustainability goals with renewable thermal energy

C2ES presents renewable thermal energy success stories.

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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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Brief
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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Report
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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Factsheet
Accounting Approaches Under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement

The Paris Agreement sets out a framework for all countries to decide on their nationally determined contributions (NDCs) and subsequently demonstrate they have implemented them. Article 6 of the Paris Agreement recognizes that countries may collaborate in implementing their respective …

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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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Report
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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Factsheet
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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One small step for Congress

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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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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:

Solutions Forum

C2ES brings together business, state, and city leaders to forge collaborative climate solutions.

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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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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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