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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Corporate Blueprints for Supporting Local Climate Resilience

In the latest C2ES webinar, corporate leaders explore how businesses can improve the climate resilience of the communities where they operate, employ, and have significant supply chain interests.

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The Paris Agreement and the Ambition We Need

C2ES presents high-level ministers discussing how the Global Stocktake can enhance the Paris Agreement’s ambition mechanism to accelerate ambitious climate action.

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An Emerging Blueprint for Companies to Advance Local Climate Resilience

The strategies major companies already practicing to help make communities more climate resilient.

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Corporate Blueprints for Supporting Local Climate Resilience

In the latest C2ES webinar, corporate leaders explore how businesses can improve the climate resilience of the communities where they operate, employ, and have significant supply chain interests.

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The Paris Agreement and the Ambition We Need

C2ES presents high-level ministers discussing how the Global Stocktake can enhance the Paris Agreement’s ambition mechanism to accelerate ambitious climate action.

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An Emerging Blueprint for Companies to Advance Local Climate Resilience

The strategies major companies already practicing to help make communities more climate resilient.

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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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U.S. State Climate Action Plans

33 states have released a climate action plan or are in the process of revising or developing one. This includes 22 states that have released plans, 9 states that are updating their plans, and 1 state that is developing a …

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Nat Keohane on the signing of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022
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The G7 Climate Club must reconcile coverage and commitment
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Testimony: Brad Townsend on carbon capture technologies

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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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An Emerging Blueprint for Companies: Strategies to Advance Local Climate Resilience

Climate change-fueled extreme weather and climate impacts take their toll on communities throughout the United States and on the companies that anchor them. Given the scale of threats facing communities and businesses, it is critical that private sector fully activate …

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Targeted policies to address extreme heat in the United States
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U.S. State Clean Vehicle Policies and Incentives

The transportation sector became the largest source of U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2016. Driven by increased travel demand, low fuel prices, and urban sprawl, transportation emissions grew about 23 percent between 1990 to 2019. To change this trajectory, …

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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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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 Resilience

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

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Business Environmental Leadership Council

We work with Fortune 500 companies across key sectors to strengthen business action and support for effective climate policies.

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Renewable Thermal Energy

C2ES, David Gardiner and Associates, and the World Wildlife Fund convened the Renewable Thermal Collaborative, a coalition of companies, institutions, and governments committed to scaling up renewable heating and cooling.

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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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