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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The rise of carbon-based trade policy

Carbon border adjustments are an emerging set of trade policy tools that aim to prevent 'carbon leakage.'

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Latest UN climate talks must make progress on Glasgow mandates to ‘keep 1.5 alive’

COP26 outcomes reducing greenhouse gas emissions will go a long way if implemented in good faith

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SEC proposed rule would mainstream climate-related risk reporting

C2ES commends aspects of the proposed rule with some changes.

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The rise of carbon-based trade policy

Carbon border adjustments are an emerging set of trade policy tools that aim to prevent 'carbon leakage.'

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Latest UN climate talks must make progress on Glasgow mandates to ‘keep 1.5 alive’

COP26 outcomes reducing greenhouse gas emissions will go a long way if implemented in good faith

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SEC proposed rule would mainstream climate-related risk reporting

C2ES commends aspects of the proposed rule with some changes.

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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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In Utah, hydrogen offers promise, but barriers remain
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Nat Keohane on the Supreme Court’s decision on W.Va. v US EPA
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Carbon Border Adjustments: Considerations for Policymakers

Carbon border adjustments, also referred to as “carbon border adjustment mechanisms” (CBAM), are an emerging set of trade policy tools that aim to prevent carbon-intensive economic activity from moving out of jurisdictions with relatively stringent climate policies and into those …

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The focus on loss and damage will only increase

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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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C2ES Sustainable choices on Earth Day 2022
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The Climate Resilience-Economy Nexus: Advancing Common Goals

Communities across the United States are experiencing increasingly severe and frequent floods, wildfires, extreme heat, and other hazards due to climate change. These hazards are impacting local economies by damaging critical infrastructure and commercial districts, disrupting business operations, reducing municipal …

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The Climate Resilience-Economy Nexus: Local Strategies in Practice
Climate Change and Business Support for Build Back Better

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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:

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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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 Leadership Conference and Awards

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

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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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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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