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June 2017
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The future of Paris

A groundswell of city, state, and business support offers hope that the U.S. can get close to its Paris Agreement goal. And President Trump’s interest in "renegotiating" the deal may offer an opening to keep the U.S. in.

Microsoft and C2ES partner on innovation

Join Microsoft and C2ES on July 19 for a conversation with business leaders on what’s driving low-carbon innovation.
 
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Mayors act on climate

About two-thirds of cities responding to a C2ES-USCM survey said they buy green vehicles and generate or buy renewables to power city buildings or operations.
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Improving cap and trade

As California lawmakers debate the cap-and-trade program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Ashley Lawson notes how the state can also reduce other air pollutants.

Disclosing climate risks

New guidelines released today will help companies disclose clearly and consistently how climate risks and opportunities will affect the bottom line.
 

Get recognized for climate leadership

Applications will be accepted through September 26 for the 2018 Climate Leadership Awards recognizing corporate, organizational, and individual action.

Mapping state energy policies

Updated C2ES policy maps detail how states are encouraging clean energy, pricing carbon emissions, and regulating carbon capture projects.

Microgrids as a city climate solution

Cities can reduce emissions and increase resilience to climate impacts by teaming up with businesses to deploy more microgrids.
 

Fund energy innovation

C2ES and other groups are encouraging Congress to keep America competitive globally by funding energy innovation programs.
 

Solving the climate and energy dilemma

In a new book, C2ES board member David Hone explores the energy transition challenge we collectively face.
 

Too hot to fly

The early summer Southwest heat wave provides examples of the fiscal and human costs of climate change.

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C2ES in the news 


Bob Perciasepe talks about keeping climate momentum with Bloomberg, Climate Central, CNN, E&E TV, The Star Tribune, and The Washington Post.
 
Elliot Diringer talks to Bloomberg, Business Insider, The Fiscal Times, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and The Straits Times about U.S. withdrawal from Paris.
 
The AP details results of an ongoing C2ES-USCM survey of mayors in a story appearing in ABC News, The Denver Post, and The Guardian.
 
Ashley Lawson tells the Reno Gazette how President Trump’s proposed budget would affect crucial weather data.
 

 

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Mark your calendar

 
July 11: Fatima Maria Ahmad at BioEconomy 2017 in Arlington, VA

July 12: Amy Morsch presents to NASA scientists on city data needs

July 13: Webinar on how to apply for a 2018 Climate Leadership Award

July 19: Clean Innovation: Why It Makes Business Sense, at the Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center, Washington, D.C.

July 25: C2ES Webinar on Financing Clean Infrastructure with Private Activity Bonds
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