For those of you who came to our website today expecting to find information and resources from the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, please don’t click away. Today we announced an exciting transition. We are now C2ES — the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions. In addition to changing our name, we’ve refreshed our mission and strategic approach, updated our website, and made other changes to ensure that we can continue to craft real solutions to the energy and climate challenges we face today.
Yes, a great deal has changed in the last 24 hours. But what hasn’t changed is the need for straight talk, common sense and common ground. Today’s climate and energy issues present us with real challenges — and real opportunities as well. This is about protecting the environment, our communities and our economy. And it is about building the foundation for a prosperous and sustainable future.
As C2ES, we will build on the legacy that the Pew Center’s strong legacy by working on three important fronts. First, we will continue doing our absolute best to bring clarity to a set of issues that can be enormously complex, and to a discussion that can easily turn into a storm of competing claims. Second, we will bring key stakeholders together to advance sound policies on these issues and to develop action plans that deliver real, quantifiable results. And third, we will be a catalyst for change as we work to highlight what consumers, businesses and government can and should be doing to conserve energy, advance clean energy, and reduce the greenhouse gases emissions that are contributing to global warming.
In this work, we are delighted to be collaborating with many of the same business partners that we have worked with over the years. These include the 43 companies on our Business Environmental Leadership Council and other corporate leaders taking action to address the climate and energy challenge. We also will continue to partner with policymakers, NGOs and others to explore the best solutions. We hope you will join with us on this continuing journey, and we encourage you to keep checking back in the coming weeks and months to learn more about what we are doing, and how you can help.