The C2ES Solutions Forum brings together businesses, states, and cities to expand clean energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and strengthen resilience to climate change.
Business, state and city leaders are grappling with the challenges presented by climate change. Both the public and private sectors must work to build a clean energy economy and strengthen resilience against rising climate risks. Financing is needed to address climate change on all fronts.
Strategies at the state and local levels are certain to influence national climate policymaking in the years ahead. These strategies will be most practical and effective if businesses, states, and cities craft them together.
That is the aim of the C2ES Solutions Forum, a series of public and private forums around the country to explore critical issues, develop collaborative approaches, and create a set of practical solutions.
The Solutions Forum will address three principal challenges:
· Employing market-based strategies to reduce power sector emissions.
· Mobilizing innovative finance for clean energy, efficiency and other climate-related efforts.
· Strengthening communities’ climate resilience.
Major sponsors for the C2ES Solutions Forum include Bloomberg Philanthropies, Energy Foundation, GE Foundation, and JPB Foundation.
What leaders are saying about the C2ES Solutions Forum
“Tackling tough issues such as energy efficiency and conservation can have great benefits for both the environment and economy. C2ES provides a great forum to bring a diverse set of stakeholders together to find ways to work on creative and pragmatic solutions.” _ Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Robert J. Martineau, Jr.
“State environmental agency leaders are seeking thoughtful approaches to respond to today’s energy opportunities and challenges. C2ES can bring states, cities, and businesses together to advance innovative ideas, making the Solutions Forum a very exciting effort.” _ Alexandra Dunn, Executive Director and General Counsel, Environmental Council of the States
“Bringing businesses, states, and cities together to create innovative solutions is a strength of C2ES, and we welcome their efforts to help us tackle these challenges” _ Jennifer Weber, Executive Vice President, External Affairs and Strategic Policy, Duke Energy
“We welcome C2ES’ help in developing collaborative approaches to our energy and climate challenges. When ideas and experiences are shared and barriers are addressed collaboratively, success will follow.” _ Martha Rudolph, Director of Environmental Programs, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
“Building coastal resilience is an important part of Entergy’s business strategy, and that resilience requires working with our communities and customers to prioritize our investments so that we complement what others are doing. The C2ES Solutions Forum will provide an important venue for these discussions.” _ Rod West, Chief Administrative Officer and Executive Vice-President, Entergy
“We all have a stake in building a clean energy and resilient economy. The C2ES Solutions Forum will foster the collaborative approach we need to address our challenges.” _ Mayor Michael A. Nutter, Philadelphia