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For a closer look at the issues and our work, here’s a searchable collection of C2ES reports, briefs, maps, videos, speeches, articles, testimony and other public comments.

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Climate Finance: Issues for COP26

Climate finance refers to the local, national, or transnational financing that supports mitigation and adaptation actions to address climate change. It can be drawn from public, private, and alternative sources of financing. In accordance with the principles of the UN …

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Clean Connection: Canadian and U.S. Electricity

The U.S. and Canadian electric power grids are connected by dozens of transmission lines from New England to the Pacific Northwest. The interconnected North American power grid enables two-way trading and benefits both Canada and the United States with enhanced …

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C2ES Comments on SEC’s Climate Change Disclosures

This document constitutes the comments of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) on the request for input to guide the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on climate-related financial disclosures.

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Carbon Dioxide Removal: Pathways and Policy Needs

Carbon dioxide removal (CDR) solutions will likely be needed to achieve global climate objectives, though deployment of CDR is not a substitute for cutting emissions. For large CDR projects to be realized at scale by mid-century, an unprecedented level of …

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Transparency of Action: Issues for COP 26

At COP24 in Katowice, Poland, the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA) adopted a detailed set of modalities, procedures, and guidelines (MPGs) to operationalize the Paris Agreement’s enhanced transparency framework …

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C2ES Comments on USDA’s Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry Strategy

This document constitutes the comments of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) on the request for information to help guide the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on “how to best use Department of Agriculture programs, funding and financing …

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Power Infrastructure Needs for Economywide Decarbonization

The power sector must play a central role in the decarbonization of the U.S. economy. Other sectors such as buildings, industry, and transportation will be electrifying to reduce their emissions, which means the power sector over the next few decades …

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U.S. State Carbon Pricing Policies

Compared to command-and-control regulations, carbon pricing is a market-based mechanism that creates financial incentives to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Twelve states that are home to over a quarter of the U.S. population and account for a third of U.S. …

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American Mayors and Businesses: Building Partnerships for a Low-Carbon Future Volume IV

With a combined punch of a global pandemic and economic recession, 2020 and 2021 have brought unprecedented challenges to cities and businesses across the United States. Cities have struggled to provide basic resources and services, while businesses have had to …

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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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