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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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Outcomes of the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Bonn

In the most significant test of the Paris Agreement since the United States announced its intent to withdraw, the U.N. climate talks in Bonn, Germany, made progress on the Paris “rulebook” to be adopted next year, but renewed clashes over …

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Resilience Strategies for Extreme Heat

Climate change is contributing to more frequent, severe, and longer heat waves during summer months across the United Sates. The number of heatwaves observed in 2011 and 2012 were triple the long-term average, and require planning for economic, health and …

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Elaborating the Paris Agreement: Implementation and Compliance

Article 15 of the Paris Agreement establishes a mechanism to facilitate implementation of and promote compliance with the provisions of the Paris Agreement. Along with the global stocktake and the transparency framework, this mechanism provides a means of assessing and …

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Transitioning to Electrification: Funding Resources

Transportation is responsible for most air pollution in urban areas and produces the most greenhouse gases of any U.S. economic sector. To reduce these emissions, cities and businesses are considering deploying electric vehicles, which produce no tailpipe emissions that would …

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Transitioning to Electrification: Case Studies and Strategies

Transportation is responsible for most air pollution in urban areas and produces the most greenhouse gases of any U.S. economic sector. To reduce these emissions, cities and businesses are considering deploying electric vehicles, which produce no tailpipe emissions that would …

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Elaborating the Paris Agreement: Information and Accounting

The Paris Agreement’s provisions on mitigation-related information and accounting are intended to promote transparency and environmental integrity, and play a central role in the regime’s architecture. They contain two basic elements: first, general obligations on parties, and second, authorizations to …

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ICAO’s CORSIA and the Paris Agreement: Cross-Cutting Issues

Two international bodies—the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA)—will soon be making decisions that elaborate on the use of market-based mechanisms to limit and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. How these …

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Elaborating the Paris Agreement: Potential Linkages Between Articles 13, 14, and 15

As parties shape decisions fleshing out the new global climate architecture established by the Paris Agreement, an important consideration is the linkages, both explicit and potential, among Articles 13, 14, and 15 of the agreement. These articles provide for, respectively: …

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Key Insights for Valuing and Preserving the Benefits of Nuclear Energy

C2ES held a Solutions Forum in July 2017 in Carmel, Indiana, focusing on challenges facing nuclear energy and various approaches to preserving the existing fleet of generation. Three panels comprising business, government, power market, think tank, and other experts shared …

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Projecting and Accelerating U.S. Greenhouse Gas Reductions

More than 190 nations representing more than 95 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions offered “nationally determined contributions” (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement reached in December 2015. The NDC submitted by the Obama administration on behalf of the United States …

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