Carbon Border Adjustment Provisions in the 118th Congress

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 with relatively less stringent policies. Border adjustments …

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A Dialogue to Facilitate the Sharing of Lessons Learned on How the Global Stocktake Outcomes are Informing the Preparation of Parties’ Next NDCs

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Proposed Draft Regulations for IRC Sections 45Y and 48E

The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) submitted these proposed draft regulations to the U.S. Department of Treasury on April 12, 2024. These comments include an executive summary outlining what the draft regulations on the following pages propose.

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Unlocking Community Resilience: Innovative Strategies to Access Climate Adaptation Funding

Community efforts to adapt to the physical impacts of climate change are lagging despite unprecedented financing available for resilience in the United States. Local and state governments and organizations are pioneering approaches to address key challenges and improve community access …

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Rising to the Climate Finance Challenge

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Loss and Damage at COP28 and the Way Forward for 2024

The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) and the fifth Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA5) in 2023 saw several significant decisions adopted. …

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Tracking the Evolution of the SEC’s Climate Risk Disclosure Rule

In March 2022, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed The Enhancement and Standardization of Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors, a rule requiring the disclosure of climate-related risks by SEC registrants in their regular agency filings. By proposing the rule, …

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Working Principles for Corporate Climate Resilience Leadership

As part of a new initiative to catalyze corporate climate resilience leadership, C2ES, Resilience Rising, and Resilience First, have engaged cross-sector stakeholders—including businesses, NGOs, and resilience-focused organizations—to develop guiding principles that reflect how companies can demonstrate leadership in advancing resilience …

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Climate Resilience Pathways: Catalyzing Private Sector Action

Businesses’ ability to adapt to climate change is a strategic imperative. Yet, despite the growing need to manage and respond to climate risks, a staggering 80% of companies lack a comprehensive plan for climate adaptation. This gap is a call …

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Factsheet on SEC’s Final Rule on Climate-related Financial Disclosures

On March 6th, 2024, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released the final version of its long-awaited climate risk disclosure rule. The rule, first proposed in 2022, requires certain climate-related risk disclosures from publicly-traded U.S. companies in annual reports and …

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