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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The Building Blocks for Climate Leadership in the 2020s

A look back on the climate progress of the past decade and opportunities for the decade ahead.

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2020 Climate Leadership Conference

Celebrate and collaborate with the nation's climate leaders, March 4-6 in Detroit.

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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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The Building Blocks for Climate Leadership in the 2020s

A look back on the climate progress of the past decade and opportunities for the decade ahead.

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2020 Climate Leadership Conference

Celebrate and collaborate with the nation's climate leaders, March 4-6 in Detroit.

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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.

Webinar
Moving forward with international carbon markets post-Madrid
COP 25 Madrid
Blog Post
A cavalcade of 100-percent clean electricity targets
Map
U.S. State Electricity Portfolio Standards

Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia require electric utilities to deliver a certain amount of electricity from renewable or other clean energy sources. Most of these requirements take the form of: a renewable portfolio standard (RPS) adopted by 29 …

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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.

Blog Post
Climate Policy is Just Good Business
Blog Post
The problem with our SUV love affair
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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

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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.

Blog Post
Record heat was a broken record for the 2010s
Climate Essentials
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U.S. State Climate Action Plans

Many states have completed comprehensive Climate Action Plans, or are in the process of revising or developing one. The plans detail steps that the states can take to reduce their contribution to climate change. The process of developing a climate …

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Extreme Precipitation and Climate Change

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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:

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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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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Climate Resilience

C2ES is helping businesses and cities assess and address the growing risks presented by climate change.

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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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