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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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The focus on loss and damage will only increase
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Latest UN climate talks must make progress on Glasgow mandates to ‘keep 1.5 alive’
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Loss and Damage: Issues and Options for COP27

To respond to the urgency of enhancing understanding, action, and support necessary to meet the extreme challenges of climate change, Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) need to accelerate action and support for loss and …

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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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The rise of carbon-based trade policy
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SEC proposed rule would mainstream climate-related risk reporting
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Comments on the proposed SEC rule on climate-related financial disclosures

C2ES supports mandatory climate-related financial risk disclosure, and believes that the proposed rule can play a vital role in helping the broader investor community gain better insights into how all publicly traded companies are managing their climate-related financial risks.   In …

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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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In Utah, hydrogen offers promise, but barriers remain
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Fueling a Low-carbon Future in Utah: The Role of Hydrogen

As an energy exporter with significant renewable resources and a strategic location in the west, Utah will be key to accelerating the United States’ energy transition. Recently, the state has garnered international attention for its growing role in the bourgeoning …

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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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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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