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Outcomes of the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow

At the 26th annual UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP) in Glasgow, Scotland, governments struggled bitterly over the final text of an agreement, including how to deliver on “ambition,” the phasing out of coal …

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The Global Goal on Adaptation: Issues for COP26

Adaptation continues to be a high priority, and the delivery on adaptation-related topics and mandates will be integral to achieving a successful outcome at COP26. Adaptation under the Paris Agreement has several important features that together create a system that …

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Article 6: Issues for COP26

A majority of Parties with new or enhanced NDCs anticipate using voluntary cooperation under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement to achieve their NDCs. After Parties were unable to come to an agreement on carbon market rules in Madrid, international …

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Loss & Damage: Issues for COP26

Parties have expressed interest in building out more effective implementation of the action and support for loss and damage (L&D). The interest in accelerating action and support for L&D has expressed itself in relation to three issues:  The development of …

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Clean Industrial Heat: A Technology Inclusive Framework

This brief focuses on the challenge of heat for the industrial sector. Worldwide, heat makes up roughly three-quarters (74 percent) of energy demand for industry and accounts for more than one-fifth of total (all sectors) global energy consumption. Today, most industrial heat production comes …

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Investing in West Virginia’s Future: Aligning Climate and Economic Development

The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions is hosting a series of regional roundtables to bring together local, state, and federal policymakers; businesses of all sizes; community organizations; leading academics and issue experts; trade associations; investors; and philanthropy. These conversations …

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A Federal Policy Action Plan to Accelerate Local Climate Resilience

Communities across the United States are facing catastrophic extreme weather events that are growing in intensity and frequency due to climate change. Improving climate resilience can alleviate the impact of these events, but federal policies and programs fall short of …

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C2ES Comments on Revised 2023 and Later Model Year Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards

This document constitutes the comments of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) on the Revised 2023 and Later Model Year Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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Using Digitalization to Achieve Decarbonization Goals

Digital technologies—such as sensors, networked devices, and data analytics—are already changing how energy is used and consumed across the economy. As digitalization expands, it is creating new opportunities to optimize energy use and decrease greenhouse gas emissions. Opportunities in key …

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Billion-Dollar Extreme Weather Events

This map and related materials pertaining to all types of extreme weather can be found here. Last updated August 2021

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