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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

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Climate Resilience: Demonstrating the Nexus for Growth

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Designing a Meaningful Global Stocktake

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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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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 CFTC Guidance Regarding the Listing of Voluntary Carbon Credit Derivative Contracts

These comments were submitted to the U.S. Commodities Futures Trading Commission on February 16, 2024.

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EV battery investments rev up Ohio’s interest in recycling
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Carbon Pricing Proposals in the 118th Congress

There are various market-based approaches to pricing carbon (e.g., carbon tax, cap and trade, clean energy standard). All of these approaches can reduce emissions cost-effectively while driving clean energy innovation. This factsheet compares two carbon tax proposals introduced in the …

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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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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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U.S. State Climate Action Plans

33 states have released a climate action plan or are in the process of revising or developing one. This includes 32 states that have released plans and 1 state that is updating its plan. Climate action plans generally include greenhouse …

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Firing Up Clean Hydrogen in Texas

As a global energy leader and the ninth-largest economy in the world, Texas is well-positioned to play a leading role in hydrogen market development in the United States and globally. Texas has unique local characteristics that may enhance the state’s …

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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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Positioning communities for thriving futures requires local climate planning
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How will 2023 stack up? 6 climate trends to watch
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Climate-related Financial Risks and Opportunities: A Primer for Local Governments

Local governments across the United States are bearing increasing costs of extreme weather disasters while facing a global transition to a low-carbon economy. Equipped with more information on how these and other climate-related factors present financial risks and opportunities, local …

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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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