Cities & companies leading on climate, moving forward with climate leadership, and more.
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August 2017

Drawing lessons from Hurricane Harvey

The devastating flooding in Texas and Louisiana could help drive reforms of the nation’s strapped flood insurance program, but the broader challenges of protecting communities against climate change require much stronger efforts on all fronts.

Cities, companies lead on climate

C2ES hosts two events at Climate Week NYC to showcase how cities and companies are working – often together – to address the causes and impacts of climate change.

Clean energy: It just makes sense

Dow, Microsoft and NRG were among the companies highlighting at a recent C2ES event how switching to cleaner energy helps cut costs, strengthen competitiveness, and prepare them for a low-carbon future.


Despite EPA’s announcement that it will withdraw as a cosponsor, the 2018 Climate Leadership Conference and awards will continue as planned, Feb. 28 through March 2 in Denver.


Amazon, the top U.S. corporate purchaser of renewable energy, joins the Business Environmental Leadership Council, the largest U.S.-based group of companies committed to climate action.

Recovering from Sandy

Five years after water surged through the streets of Hoboken, N.J, the city is working with partners on innovative ways to handle floodwaters.

California extends cap and trade

Changes in California’s groundbreaking cap-and-trade program help address industry, environmental, and community concerns.

Keeping nuclear online

Nuclear power plants that are retiring early are being replaced by fossil fuel generation, taking us further from our climate goals.

We need climate science

Ashley Lawson explains how U.S. communities and companies rely on government for unbiased information, like the National Climate Assessment, to help plan for future risks.

Cleaner transport on the way

Dan Welch outlines the momentum globally for cleaner transportation, from countries’ plans to stop selling gasoline-powered cars to cities deploying electric school buses.


C2ES in the news 

Bloomberg BNA highlights how C2ES Business Environmental Leadership Council members are leading on climate.
Bob Perciasepe and Ann McCabe tell E&E News, the International Business Times, and The Hill that the 2018 Climate Leadership Conference and awards will move forward. cites Bob Perciasepe’s comment that not talking about climate change doesn’t make it go away.



Mark your calendar

Sept. 6: Bob Perciasepe participates in a National Academies of Sciences, Medicine, and Engineering discussion on Sea-Level RIse in the San Francisco Bay area.

Sept. 12: C2ES Webinar: Corporate Carbon Pricing

Sept. 14: State of the Art: Innovations in CO2 Capture and Use, Washington, D.C.

Sept. 19: Climate Solutions: How Mayors and Businesses are Working Together, New York City

Sept. 19: Janet Peace speaks at Deloitte’s 2017 Oil & Gas Conference

Sept. 20: Bob Perciasepe speaks at Carbon Forum North America, New York City. 

Sept. 21: Getting Down to Business: Corporate Climate Leadership, New York City

Sept. 27: C2ES Webinar: Using Climate Data in the Real World

Sept. 30: Janet Peace speaks at the Global Conference on Environmental Taxation, Tucson

Oct. 7: Bob Perciasepe speaks to the Society of Environmental Journalists, Pittsburgh

Oct. 7. Elliot Diringer speaks at the Washington University Climate Change Negotiations, St. Louis.
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