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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Mayors/Business Alliance for a Sustainable Future
C2ES is working in partnership with The U.S. Conference of Mayors to strengthen climate cooperation between cities and businesses nationwide.
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Building for Tomorrow: Jobs, Climate, and Resilient Infrastructure
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Join the Alliance for a Sustainable Future for a virtual discussion
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The stakes for climate resilience are now higher than ever
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Planning for the economic risks of climate change
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Framework for Engaging Small- and Medium-sized Businesses in Maryland on Climate Resilience

Many small businesses are not aware of the risks they face from changing climate conditions, and may not have plans in place to respond and recover from weather events. This issue is especially important in Maryland, where small businesses—defined as …

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Guide to Public-Private Collaboration on City Climate Resilience Planning

Cities and businesses are separately preparing for climate change and building their resilience to impacts. But they have not had guidance on how to work together, until now. This report lays out the value in public-private collaboration on city climate …

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Flood Insurance and Climate Risks
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Helping small businesses become more resilient
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Cities and businesses can make more resilient communities by working together
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Microgrids: Building tomorrow’s resilient, efficient, low-emissions electricity system