Full Title: A Building Block for Climate Action: Reporting on Embodied Emissions
Author(s): Chris Kardish
Publisher(s): Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
Publication Date: November 15, 2022
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Achieving net-zero emissions will require large scale change across all sectors of the economy, and efforts to drive this transition are intensifying. Over the past several years, through the Climate Innovation 2050 initiative, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) has engaged closely with leading companies across diverse sectors to examine challenges and solutions to decarbonizing the U.S. economy by 2050. As we laid out in Getting to Zero: A U.S. Climate Agenda, reaching net-zero will require large-scale change, but it will also require us to address a number of discrete and urgent challenges. To inform policy-makers considering these near- and long-term questions, C2ES launched a series of “Closer Look” briefs to investigate important facets of the decarbonization challenge, focusing on key technologies, critical policy instruments, and cross-sectoral challenges. These briefs will explore policy implications and outline key steps needed to reach net-zero by mid-century.