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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Getting to Zero: A U.S. Climate Agenda

Policies needed over the coming decade to put the U.S. on the path to net zero emissions by 2050.

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Clean Energy Standards: Policy Proposals for the Power Sector and Beyond

Explore how clean energy standards are helping to decarbonize the power sector and similar approaches to reduce emissions across the economy.

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Playing ball with a changing climate

From logistics, to playing conditions, to fan comfort, climate and weather have big impacts on the national pastime.

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Getting to Zero: A U.S. Climate Agenda

Policies needed over the coming decade to put the U.S. on the path to net zero emissions by 2050.

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Clean Energy Standards: Policy Proposals for the Power Sector and Beyond

Explore how clean energy standards are helping to decarbonize the power sector and similar approaches to reduce emissions across the economy.

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Playing ball with a changing climate

From logistics, to playing conditions, to fan comfort, climate and weather have big impacts on the national pastime.

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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.

Blog Post
Planning for the economic risks of climate change
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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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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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Brief
Investing in Resilience

The climate is changing, and society is facing significant climate impacts including more frequent and severe weather, ocean warming and acidification, extended periods of drought, and extreme temperatures. The ability to prepare for, recover from, and adapt to these impacts …

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Charting a Straighter Path to the Circular Carbon Economy
Speech
Testimony of Bob Perciasepe before the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce

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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.

Hurricanes and Climate Change
Climate Essentials
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Brief
Science and Impacts

The scientific evidence is unequivocal. The Earth is warming due to the dramatic increase of concentrations of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere caused by human activities, especially the burning of fossil fuels. As more greenhouse gases are released into the …

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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:

Carbon Capture Coalition

C2ES is a participant and co-founder of a broad coalition of business, labor, and environmental groups working to accelerate commercial deployment of carbon capture technologies.

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Climate Innovation 2050

Climate Innovation 2050 brings together leading companies to examine potential pathways toward substantially decarbonizing the U.S. economy.

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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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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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