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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A net-zero by 2050 commitment needs an aggressive interim target

Federal leadership would provide much needed motivation at home and abroad to make the transition towards net-zero.

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Getting to Zero: A U.S. Climate Agenda

Policies needed over the coming decade to put the United States on the path to carbon neutrality by 2050.

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Low Carbon Business: How climate ambition leads to job creation, economic growth

Achieving an ambitious 2030 target requires an all-in effort by all sectors.

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A net-zero by 2050 commitment needs an aggressive interim target

Federal leadership would provide much needed motivation at home and abroad to make the transition towards net-zero.

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Getting to Zero: A U.S. Climate Agenda

Policies needed over the coming decade to put the United States on the path to carbon neutrality by 2050.

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Low Carbon Business: How climate ambition leads to job creation, economic growth

Achieving an ambitious 2030 target requires an all-in effort by all sectors.

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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.

Press Release
Bob Perciasepe on on the confirmation of Brenda Mallory
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Publication
American Mayors and Businesses: Building Partnerships for a Low-Carbon Future Volume IV

With a combined punch of a global pandemic and economic recession, 2020 and 2021 have brought unprecedented challenges to cities and businesses across the United States. Cities have struggled to provide basic resources and services, while businesses have had to …

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Bob Perciasepe on the American Jobs Plan
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Climate Policy Priorities for the New Administration and Congress

The start of a new Administration and a new Congress provides a vital opportunity to dramatically scale up the U.S. response to climate change. The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions has worked closely with leading companies to assess policy …

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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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Power Infrastructure Needs for Economywide Decarbonization

The power sector must play a central role in the decarbonization of the U.S. economy. Other sectors such as buildings, industry, and transportation will be electrifying to reduce their emissions, which means the power sector over the next few decades …

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The power sector infrastructure challenge: What will it take to get to net-zero?
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U.S. farmers can plow fertile ground for climate solutions
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Where there’s a Will, there’s a Norway

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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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Climate Leadership Conference and Awards

C2ES cosponsors one of the nation’s premier events honoring and strengthening U.S. climate leadership.

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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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