< September 2016 Newsletter
How cities and companies are joining forces, analyzing the Clean Power Plan, and more.
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September 2016

Cities and companies join forces

City and business leaders joined C2ES for a public forum during Climate Week NYC highlighting the Alliance for a Sustainable Future, a new partnership with The U.S. Conference of Mayors that promotes collaborative climate solutions.

Clean Power Plan impact

With a federal appeals court hearing arguments this week on the Clean Power Plan, a new C2ES analysis shows that the EPA plan will drive down carbon emissions from power plants at little to no cost to consumers. 

Nations join Paris Agreement

More than 60 countries accounting for nearly half of global greenhouse gas emissions have formally joined the Paris Agreement, meaning it will likely enter into force this year. Elliot Diringer explains U.S. and Chinese leadership helped pave the way.

Cutting building emissions

In some urban areas, buildings account for more than 70 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. A new C2ES brief explains how cities are using building codes and other policies to reduce emissions from commercial buildings.

Phasing down powerful pollutants

Nations will try to forge a global agreement next month to phase down the use of heat-trapping hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs. More than 100 countries and 500 companies announced their support last week for strong action under the Montreal Protocol.

Freezing airline emissions

With emissions from international flights projected to triple by 2050, negotiations now underway in Montreal could cap them at 2020 levels by allowing airlines to offset future emission increases with reductions in other sectors.

Carbon capture in context

Wind and solar energy are soaring, thanks to federal incentives for research, development, and deployment of new technology. Fatima Ahmad outlines how carbon capture technology could be next.

More resilient cities

C2ES is helping several U.S. cities prepare for a future with more severe storms, heat waves, and sea-level rise. A workshop in Providence, RI, brought together government, business and community leaders to examine ways to strengthen climate resilience.

Mapping energy efficiency

More than half of U.S. states have mandatory or voluntary standards to encourage energy efficiency. Explore our latest C2ES policy map.

Celebrate climate leadership

The Climate Leadership Conference March 1-3 in Chicago will bring together forward-thinking business and government leaders and celebrate winners of EPA’s Climate Leadership Awards.


C2ES in the news 

WNYC features our conversation with mayors at Climate Week NYC.
The Providence Journal recaps our workshop on climate resilience.
Bloomberg Politics, Scientific American, and The Japan Times feature Bob Perciasepe’s remarks on the U.S and China ratifying the Paris Agreement.
Elliot Diringer outlines progress since Paris on E&E TV and in UNA-UK’s Climate 2020.
Bob Perciasepe talks to the Houston Chronicle about the shifting energy landscape.

The GW Hatchet highlights a new climate class at George Washington University taught by C2ES leaders.


Mark your calendar

Sept. 29: Elliot Diringer speaks at the 21st Century Clean Energy Symposium in Fort Collins, Colo.

October 25: Bob Perciasepe speaks at the Environmental Law Institute’s Keare Policy Forum.

Nov. 2: Fatima Ahmad speaks at the Midwest Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership.

Nov. 16: Manjyot Bhan speaks about public-private partnerships at American University's School of Public Affairs.
Learn more about C2ES at c2es.org
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