Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)
The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) is the successor organization to the Pew Center on Global Climate Change. For the last decade, the Pew Center was a non-partisan leader in providing climate science, impacts, technological solutions, and policy analysis to address global climate change. Under the new name, and with additional funding sources from the private sector, C2ES continues the same work with a focus on clean energy solutions and climate change mitigation and adaptation. It remains as a non-partisan and independent non-profit organization. Working on an issue that is often polarized and politicized, C2ES provides a forum for objective research and analysis and for the development of pragmatic policies and solutions.
The Center's Science and Impacts Program educates the public and policymakers about the climate system and the environmental and economic implications of climate change for the United States, including impacts on natural ecosystems and resources, social systems, human health, and infrastructure. The Center will continue to publish peer-reviewed scientific reports written by experts on the environmental impacts of climate change, while reports written under the Pew name remain invaluable resources.
The State Solutions program at the Center conducts research and disseminates information about state actions in an effort to bring effective state climate solutions into the federal policy-making arena and facilitate cross-fertilization between state and federal policy makers. The program provides information to states on climate impacts and policy opportunities, fosters peer-to-peer learning among state officials, and advises on the development of state and regional initiatives by providing expert advice and detailed analysis.
The Center maintains numerous reports and resources that were developed in recent years to support U.S. adaptation planning and policy development, including their "Adaptation 101" primer and "Climate Change Adaptation - What Federal Agencies are Doing," which is maintained annually (see separate entry).
- A Climate of Extreme Weather Events: U.S. Impacts and Vulnerability
- Extreme Weather and Climate Change: Understanding the Link and Managing the Risk
- The Heat is On: Climate Change and Heatwaves in the Midwest
- Ramifications of Climate Change for Chesapeake Bay Hypoxia
- Gulf Coast Wetland Sustainability in a Changing Climate
- Regional Impacts of Climate Change: Four Case Studies in the United States
- Sea Level Rise and Global Climate Change: A Review of Impacts to U.S. Coasts
- Getting Ahead of the Curve: Corporate Strategies that Address Climate Change
- Extreme Weather Events Map (1995 - 2011)
- Weathering the Storm: Building Business Resilience to Climate Change
- Adapting to Climate Change - A Call for Federal Leadership
- The Importance of Climate Change for Future Wildfire Scenarios in the Western United States
- Adapting to Climate Change: A Business Approach
- Climate Change Adaptation - What Federal Agencies are Doing
- Impacts and Adaptation Options in the Gulf Coast
- Weathering the Next Storm: A Closer Look at Business Resilience
- Framework for Engaging Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses in Maryland on Climate Resilience
- Guide to Public-Private Collaboration on City Climate Resilience Planning
- C2ES Maximizing Benefits: Strategies for Community Resilience