Phasing down HFCs, Clean Power Plan progress, coping with extreme heat, and more
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July 2016

Phasing down a potent pollutant

Countries are closer to a historic breakthrough on phasing down the use of hydro-fluorocarbons, which contribute significantly to global warming. Steve Seidel says negotiations this month under the Montreal Protocol set the stage for an agreement in October.

States make progress on clean power

A year after the Clean Power Plan was released, and despite a Supreme Court stay, many states are actively working on strategies to reduce carbon emissions from power plants.

Financing resilience

Cities have new ways to finance investments in cutting carbon emissions and strengthening climate resilience. Green bonds, emissions trading programs, and climate funds can help.

Handling heat waves

Climate change means more frequent heat waves, like the record-setting temperatures across the United States in July. Some cities are starting to prepare for these and other climate impacts.

Curbing airline emissions

The U.S. took an important step toward reducing the climate impact of airline travel. Bob Perciasepe says U.S. leadership can help deliver an international agreement on a market-based system to limit airline emissions.

Closing the emissions gap

New projections show the U.S. may be even closer to achieving the emission reductions it pledged under the Paris Agreement. Inventors at a recent C2ES event highlighted new technologies that can help bridge the gap.

Get recognized for climate leadership

Apply by Sept. 26 for EPA awards recognizing corporate, organizational, and individual climate leadership. Winners will be honored March 1-3 in Chicago.

Incentives for carbon capture

Building on recommendations from a C2ES-led coalition, a new bipartisan Senate bill aims to accelerate deployment of technologies to capture, use, and store carbon emissions. A similar House bill has co-sponsors from 24 states.

Sunny outlook for international alliance

An initiative to vastly expand solar energy in developing countries is drawing support from the World Bank Group, the U.S., India and France. Jennifer Huang outlines recent major milestones for the International Solar Alliance.


C2ES in the news 

Fatima Ahmad talks to The Washington Post about carbon capture and storage technology.
Michael Tubman tells ClimateWire and SNL Financial how states are preparing to implement the Clean Power Plan.
Steve Seidel talks to Climate Home about progress to limit HFCs.
Bob Perciasepe talks to Greenwire and the Bismarck Tribune about a new proposal to incentivize carbon capture.
Ashley Lawson writes in EM, The Magazine for Environmental Managers, about carbon trading under the Clean Power Plan.
Jennifer Huang writes in the American Bar Association International Environmental and Resources Law Committee Newsletter about improved transparency under the Paris Agreement.


Mark your calendar

Sept. 24: Bob Perciasepe speaks at the Society of Environmental Journalists annual convention in Sacramento, CA.
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