Climate & Energy

About the Climate Program

As nations, states and cities around the world take action to curb greenhouse gas emissions, they need practical, tested policies to achieve a smooth transition. CLEE’s climate program works to develop, analyze, and disseminate the suite of legal options available to them.

We have worked closely with California’s state and local leaders on their pioneering climate policies and programs as an effective model for jurisdictions beyond our borders. Our program convenes stakeholders, researches effective policy responses, and promotes resulting ideas through policy reports.

Ultimately, the transition to an economy powered by clean technologies will require significant investment and innovation from the private sector. We are committed to providing the needed policy guidance to catalyze this investment and ensure cost-effective technology deployment for the clean economy of the future.

Our flagship Program

Climate Change & Business Research Initiative

Visit Clean and Resilient publication
Clean and Resilient (June 2020), our most recent publication in the Climate Change & Business series

The Climate Change & Business Research Initiative engages business, nonprofit and government leaders in a collaborative project to achieve economic and environmental benefits from California’s climate policies and program.

The series includes over 20 reports spanning seven sectors of the economy, all of which are available at

The Climate Change & Business Research Initiative is a collaborative effort with the Emmett Institute at the UCLA School of Law and is generously supported by Bank of America.

For an overview of California’s climate policies, check out CLEE’s climate policy fact sheets and climate policy dashboard.