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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.

Nat Keohane on the signing of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022


Climate Resilience: Demonstrating the Nexus for Growth


Designing a Meaningful Global Stocktake

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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.

Rising to the Climate Finance Challenge

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Next Steps for Loss & Damage Finance: What lies ahead in 2024?
Loss and Damage at COP28 and the Way Forward for 2024

The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) and the fifth Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA5) in 2023 saw several significant decisions adopted. …

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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.

Carbon Border Adjustment Provisions in the 118th Congress

Carbon border adjustment mechanisms (CBAM) are an emerging set of trade policy tools that aim to prevent carbon-intensive economic activity from moving out of jurisdictions with relatively stringent climate policies and into those with relatively less stringent policies. Border adjustments …

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Proposed Draft Regulations for IRC Sections 45Y and 48E

The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) submitted these proposed draft regulations to the U.S. Department of Treasury on April 12, 2024. These comments include an executive summary outlining what the draft regulations on the following pages propose.

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Tracking the Evolution of the SEC’s Climate Risk Disclosure Rule

In March 2022, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed The Enhancement and Standardization of Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors, a rule requiring the disclosure of climate-related risks by SEC registrants in their regular agency filings. By proposing the rule, …

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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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New Leadership Principles Set a Guiding Compass for Corporate Climate Resilience Pathways Initiative
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Coordination, leadership, and inclusivity are crucial to building out an EV workforce in Michigan
Billion-Dollar Extreme Weather Events

This map and related materials pertaining to all types of extreme weather can be found here. Last updated January 2024.

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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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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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