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An Emerging Blueprint for Companies: Strategies to Advance Local Climate Resilience

Climate change-fueled extreme weather and climate impacts take their toll on communities throughout the United States and on the companies that anchor them. Given the scale of threats facing communities and businesses, it is critical that private sector fully activate …

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U.S. State Greenhouse Gas Emissions Targets

A greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions target is a state-level goal to reduce emissions by a specific amount by a pre-determined date. The targets can cover all greenhouse gas emissions or specific gases (e.g., carbon dioxide only). The targets can be …

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U.S. State Climate Action Plans

33 states have released a climate action plan or are in the process of revising or developing one. This includes 22 states that have released plans, 9 states that are updating their plans, and 1 state that is developing a …

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The Institutional Ecosystem for Loss and Damage

Loss and damage (L&D) is a complex concept that raises difficult legal, political, scientific, and ethical questions. While Parties to both the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Paris Agreement have not formally defined L&D, they …

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U.S. State Clean Vehicle Policies and Incentives

The transportation sector became the largest source of U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2016. Driven by increased travel demand, low fuel prices, and urban sprawl, transportation emissions grew about 23 percent between 1990 to 2019. To change this trajectory, …

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Fueling a Low-carbon Future in Utah: The Role of Hydrogen

As an energy exporter with significant renewable resources and a strategic location in the west, Utah will be key to accelerating the United States’ energy transition. Recently, the state has garnered international attention for its growing role in the bourgeoning …

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Comments on the proposed SEC rule on climate-related financial disclosures

C2ES supports mandatory climate-related financial risk disclosure, and believes that the proposed rule can play a vital role in helping the broader investor community gain better insights into how all publicly traded companies are managing their climate-related financial risks.   In …

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Carbon Border Adjustments: Considerations for Policymakers

Carbon border adjustments, also referred to as “carbon border adjustment mechanisms” (CBAM), are an emerging set of trade policy tools that aim to prevent carbon-intensive economic activity from moving out of jurisdictions with relatively stringent climate policies and into those …

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Loss and Damage: Issues and Options for COP27

To respond to the urgency of enhancing understanding, action, and support necessary to meet the extreme challenges of climate change, Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) need to accelerate action and support for loss and …

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Advancing Mitigation Outcomes for COP27: The Mitigation Work Programme and the Ministerial Roundtable

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