Federal Policy Priorities

Setting ambitious U.S. climate goals represents a significant first step. However, much work remains in achieving the Paris goals of 50 to 52 percent reductions below 2005 levels by 2030 and net-zero emissions by 2050. Realizing the full potential of recent advancements and accelerating progress toward a thriving, just, and resilient net-zero economy will require not only the strategic implementation of recent climate, energy, and technology laws, but also additional executive and legislative action.

Policy Priorities Report

A February, 2023, brief from C2ES lays out a set of legislative and executive recommendations in four major priority categories: investment, competitiveness, community, and whole of economy.

These recommendations have been informed through a series of discussions with companies across a wide range of sectors to identify specific legislative and regulatory approaches that can best align climate and economic objectives. What follows is a set of recommendations developed with the benefit of that input, which can help grow the U.S. economy while taking significant steps to further reduce emissions. C2ES is grateful to these companies for their contributions.

Full Report

Policy Priorities Release Event

At a Feb. 28, 2023, release event in Washington, congressional and business voices joined C2ES to discuss prospects for action in the 118th Congress. They also presented additional steps to drive private sector investments, U.S. industrial competitiveness, empower communities to respond to climate-fueled extreme weather, and further reduce emissions across the entire economy.

Summary and Video

Reaching for 2030 Release Event
Feb. 28, 2023
Washingtion, D.C.