Launched in November 2011, C2ES is the successor to the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, long recognized in the United States and abroad as an influential and pragmatic voice on climate issues.
At C2ES, we believe that ensuring safe, reliable, affordable energy for all – while protecting the global climate – is a paramount challenge of the 21st century. We see signs of progress around the world. But far greater effort is needed if we are to keep these challenges from becoming true crises. Now more than ever, we need committed voices with the expertise to cut through complexity and craft innovative solutions; the independence to separate fact from fiction; and the credibility to work with all sides to build common ground.
A Reliable Source – We provide timely, impartial information and analysis on the scientific, economic, technological and policy dimensions of climate and energy challenges. See, for instance, our new innovation report and our comprehensive look at extreme weather and climate change.
Working Together – We bring together business, the environmental community, other stakeholders and policymakers to achieve common understandings and consensus solutions. One example is our collaborative effort to accelerate the deployment of plug-in electric vehicles.
Concrete Action – We work with members of our Business Environmental Leadership Council and others to take action on the ground. Our Make an Impact program helps employees and consumers save energy and money and reduce their carbon footprints.
Innovative Policy – We work closely with policymakers and stakeholders to promote pragmatic, effective policies at the state, national and international levels. Our rich web resources help both experts and citizens understand the issues, track government efforts, and contribute to the policy process.