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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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C2ES Events at COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh
COP27 Sharm El-Sheikh
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COP27: The pivot to implementation and the private sector’s role

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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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Engineered Carbon Dioxide Removal: Scalability and Durability

Given the scale of the climate crisis, the short timeframe for action, and insufficient progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, there is broad scientific agreement that large-scale deployment of carbon dioxide removal (CDR) technologies and approaches are needed to counter …

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Comments on U.S. DOE Grid Resilience Implementation

This document constitutes the comments of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) on the U.S. Department of Energy’s implementation of grid resilience provisions in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (Docket No. DE-FOA-0002827). C2ES is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization …

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A season of change for U.S. agriculture

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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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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 29 states that have released plans and 4 states that are updating or developing their plans. Climate action plans generally …

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Accelerating Vehicle Electrification in Michigan

The public and private sectors in Michigan are aligned behind goals of building out electric vehicle charging infrastructure and supporting consumer purchases of electric vehicles. Yet at the local level, physical and regulatory infrastructure build-out is only just beginning and …

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Regional Roundtables

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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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