Mission & History

The Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) is a public purpose, nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3), partnership organization. 

As the nation’s premiere catalyst for state climate action planning and analysis, CCS combines expertise in facilitation, technical analysis, policy design, implementation, and financing through public private partnerships and advanced collaborative systems. 

Since 2004 CCS has worked with over 40 U.S. states and territories, the Border States of Mexico, China's provinces, dozens of government officials, and over 2,000 stakeholders through high level, high visibility projects to address complex issues and opportunities related to climate change.

CCS is headquartered in Washington, DC with field experts across the U.S. Team members have extensive qualifications in environmental science, public policy, economics, management, business, law, education, communications, and finance. Many have experience as public officials, high-level policy advisors, and academic, nonprofit, community, and business leaders.