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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How should we measure success at COP26?

The GST process can provide the foundation necessary to progressively and effectively enhance climate ambition.

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Climate Change and Business Support for Build Back Better

Leading businesses are stepping up to urge Congress to support ambitious climate action in the Build Back Better agenda.

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A 'Glasgow half-full' view of COP26

Coming into COP26, we had three metrics for success—and the conference delivered on all three.

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How should we measure success at COP26?

The GST process can provide the foundation necessary to progressively and effectively enhance climate ambition.

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Climate Change and Business Support for Build Back Better

Leading businesses are stepping up to urge Congress to support ambitious climate action in the Build Back Better agenda.

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A 'Glasgow half-full' view of COP26

Coming into COP26, we had three metrics for success—and the conference delivered on all three.

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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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Publication
Outcomes of the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow

At the 26th annual UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP) in Glasgow, Scotland, governments struggled bitterly over the final text of an agreement, including how to deliver on “ambition,” the phasing out of coal …

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Press Release
Nat Keohane on House passage of the Build Back Better Act
Press Release
C2ES on conclusion of COP26 in Glasgow
Press Release
Nat Keohane on House passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework

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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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Clean Industrial Heat: A Technology Inclusive Framework

This brief focuses on the challenge of heat for the industrial sector. Worldwide, heat makes up roughly three-quarters (74 percent) of energy demand for industry and accounts for more than one-fifth of total (all sectors) global energy consumption. Today, most industrial heat production comes …

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Webinar
Scaling Carbon Dioxide Removal: Limitations and Potential
Webinar
Reducing Embodied Carbon from Industry: Business Voices on the Role of Federal Procurement
Top Companies Call for Net-Zero Infrastructure Investments

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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:

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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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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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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