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.

What is Climate Resilience, and Why Does it Matter?

View

CLA winners: Partnerships are key to climate action

View

Promising solutions for zero-emission nuclear power

View
Skip to:

Business Leadership

Major companies across the economy are demonstrating climate leadership by reducing their emissions, developing innovative low-carbon technologies, and supporting more ambitious government policies.

Live Event
Pathways to 2050: Alternative Scenarios for Decarbonizing the U.S. Economy
View
Brief
What is Climate Resilience, and Why Does it Matter?

The scientific evidence is overwhelming: The climate is changing, and human activity is the primary factor in the acceleration of climate change over the past century. Regardless of how successful humans are at limiting the root causes of our warming …

View Details Download (pdf, 491 KB)

View
Brief
Business Risks, Opportunities, and Leadership

Businesses are taking a leadership role in responding to climate change. Corporate leaders see with increasing clarity the risks and potential opportunities presented both by climate change itself and by measures and policies to address it. In response, businesses are …

View Details Download (pdf, 733 KB)

Explore all

Technology Solutions

Achieving a true low-carbon transition requires an array of innovative technologies, including renewable energy, alternative vehicles, advanced nuclear power, and carbon capture, use and storage.

Article
From Coast to Coast: Offshore Wind Energy Expands in the United States

This article was first presented at the American Bar Association Section of International Law 2019 Annual Conference. Introduction Last year was a remarkable year for offshore wind development in the United States, with lease sales and projects announced in Massachusetts, …

View Details

View
Report
A Primer: The Importance of Addressing Your Thermal Footprint

This report is intended to help commercial, industrial, and institutional (C&I) organizations set targets for renewable thermal energy usage. Drawing on interviews with leaders on the energy consumer side and case studies from renewable thermal energy suppliers, readers will find …

View Details Download (pdf, 667 KB)

View
Paper
International Roundtable: Strengthening International Collaboration on CCUS, Summary Recommendations

With the support of Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) and the Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE) organized a roundtable in Washington, D.C. on February 13-14, 2019, …

View Details Download (pdf, 155 KB)

Explore all

Resilience Solutions

Even as we work to avoid worse impacts in the future, the public and private sectors must act now to strengthen our resilience to the unavoidable impacts of warming that’s already underway.

View
Factsheet
Maximizing Benefits: Strategies for Community Resilience

American communities are facing growing and shifting climate risks. The evidence is in the growing costs of disasters which soared to more than $300 billion in 2017, breaking 2005’s record of $219 billion, according to NOAA data. Underlying these headline-making …

View Details Download (pdf, 4 MB)

View
Factsheet
Key Insights into Prioritizing Resilience Strategies

Governments and businesses are acting to promote resilience to climate change impacts. However, resilience planning does not occur in a vacuum. Organizations have multiple goals, including satisfying stakeholders, meeting sustainability objectives, addressing traditional pollution issues, and advancing social equity—and they …

View Details Download (pdf, 188 KB)

View
Report
Weathering the Next Storm: A Closer Look at Business Resilience

As we saw once again in 2014—the warmest year globally on record—increases in extreme weather and other climate-related impacts are imposing significant costs on society. Even as governments, companies and communities strengthen efforts to reduce emissions contributing to climate change, …

View Details Download (pdf, 2 MB)

Explore all

Solutions Stories

These on-the-ground stories highlight the many innovative ways cities, states and businesses are working together to expand clean energy, reduce emissions, and strengthen climate resilience.

Explore all

Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

We all can take steps at home, at work and getting around to ease global warming by reducing our personal carbon footprint. On these pages, you can learn how.

Explore all