Mission & History

As the nation’s premiere catalyst for state climate action planning and analysis, the Center for Climate Strategies (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, Guatemala's national government, Ukraine's national government, the Delegation of the European Union to the United States, the Ministry of Environment in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, multiple municipalities in the Philippines, the Puerto Rican Energy Affairs Administration and Department of Natural Resources, 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.

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