From the objectves, to INDCs to building ambition over time and ensuring accountability, we have the answers to questions on the history of the U.N. climate talks, key issues legal ramifications, implications for U.S. acceptance, and the next steps.
Read a seminal report from the co-chairs of C2ES’s Toward 2015 dialogue, which brought together top negotiators from two dozen countries for a series of candid, in-depth discussions that forged common ground on key issues for Paris.
Businesses strongly support continued U.S. Participation in th Paris Agreement. In April 2017, more than a dozen companies across the economy sent President Trump a letter organized by C2ES, urging him to remain in the agreement. They believe continued U.S. participation in the agreement would help them manage rising climate risks and compete in growing global clean energy markets.
This C2ES analysis shows that the U.S. economy-wide target of reducing net greenhouse gas emissions 26 to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025 could be met with additional policies, technological advances, and stronger action by cities and companies.
The 2015 Paris Climate Conference generated an unprecedented showing of action and support from all levels of society. Here is a sampling of the many initiatives launched in Paris by companies, city state and local governments, and other non-state actors.