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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.

Climate Resilience: Demonstrating the Nexus for Growth

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Designing a Meaningful Global Stocktake

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National Climate Bank Proposals in the 117th Congress

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International

Climate change is a global challenge that requires global solutions. Efforts like the Paris Agreement strengthen confidence that all countries are doing their share, helping each country do even more.

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What Does the COP26 Outcome on Article 6 Mean for non-Party Stakeholders?

Article 6 of the Paris Agreement established a framework for countries to trade mitigation outcomes to achieve their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), using market mechanisms to incentivize cost effective reductions or removals of greenhouse gas emissions. Importantly, as a result …

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What does the COP26 outcome on Article 6 mean for non-Party stakeholders?
Global Stocktake: An Opportunity for Ambition

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US Federal

To meet the climate challenge, the United States needs a comprehensive national approach. Well-designed federal policy can cut emissions and strengthen resilience while driving economic growth.

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C2ES Comments on EPA Proposed Standards for New Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles

 This document constitutes the comments of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) on the Control of Air Pollution from New Motor Vehicles: Heavy-Duty Engine and Vehicle Standards proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2019-0055. 

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New federal action on forests supports resilient economies
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A Climate for Business: Secretary Granholm on Driving U.S. Innovation

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State

In the absence of stronger federal leadership, many states are enacting their own climate goals and policies. They serve as laboratories, demonstrating what's effective and informing national policy.

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C2ES Comments to the Public Utilities Commission of Texas

April 11, 2022 Public Utility Commission of Texas via digital delivery Re: Docket/Control #52487 – APPLICATION OF ENTERGY TEXAS, INC. TO AMEND ITS CERTIFICATE OF CONVENEINCE AND NECESSITY TO CONSTRUCT ORANGE COUNTY ADVANCED POWER STATION Dear Commissioners, Thank you for …

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Arizona’s future depends on climate action
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Investing in Arizona’s Future: Driving Equitable, Low-carbon Economic Growth

The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions is hosting a series of regional roundtables to bring together local, state, and federal policymakers; businesses of all sizes; community organizations; leading academics and issue experts; trade associations; investors; and philanthropy. These conversations …

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City and Local

As centers of population and energy use, cities generate a majority of our climate emissions. Local governments play a critical role in reducing emissions and in making communities resilient to climate change.

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Climate Resilience: Demonstrating the Nexus for Growth
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Cities Advancing Climate Action: Federal Funds for Local Impact

Cities will soon qualify for funding though the $1.2 trillion 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), which can be used to magnify their impact on climate and resilience priorities. This crucial funding opportunity comes at just the right time …

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Building for Tomorrow: Jobs, Climate, and Resilient Infrastructure

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Carbon Pricing

A growing number of jurisdictions are adopting market-based climate policies. By putting a price on carbon, these policies give businesses the incentive to innovate so they can cut emissions at the lowest possible cost.

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