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South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization Completes First Greenhouse Gas Inventory, Finds Large Seasonal Impacts

July 24, 2014

South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization Completes First Greenhouse Gas Inventory, Finds Large Seasonal Impacts

The Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) is pleased to announce the completion of the South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization (SJTPO) first Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory project covering the southern New Jersey region.

CCS Presents Green Growth Findings to the United States Agency for International Development

July 16, 2014

CCS Presents Green Growth Findings to the United States Agency for International Development

Tom Peterson provided a training session for United States Agency for International Development (USAID) officers on Green Growth planning and coordination techniques and approaches based on his and other authors' contributions to the Global Green Growth Best Practices Report released July 1.

US Secretary of State John Kerry Highlights Center for Climate Strategies Low Carbon Development Work in China

July 11, 2014

US Secretary of State John Kerry Highlights Center for Climate Strategies Low Carbon Development Work in China

Secretary Kerry emphasized the significance of collaborative, local efforts in developing and implementing climate change policies that achieve sustainable economic growth and energy, using the EcoPartnership between the Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) and the Global Environmental Institute (GEI) in China as an example of successful subnational climate initiatives.

CCS Presents Green Growth Report at UNEP Workshop

July 3, 2014

CCS Presents Green Growth Report at UNEP Workshop

On July 2, 2014, Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) President and CEO Tom Peterson participated in a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) workshop titled "Bridging the Implementation Gap for Rio+20 Workshop and Open Side Event to the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development" at the United Nations headquarters in New York City.

CCS Provides Authorship, Application of Global Green Growth Practices

June 30, 2014

CCS Provides Authorship, Application of Global Green Growth Practices

The Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) is pleased to announce a new report “Green Growth in Practice: Lessons from Country Experiences” sponsored by the Climate Development Network, European Climate Foundation, and Global Green Growth Institute.

CCS and Puerto Rico Kick-Off Low Emissions Development Strategies (LEDS) Plan

June 17, 2014

CCS and Puerto Rico Kick-Off Low Emissions Development Strategies (LEDS) Plan

On June 12, CCS’ Technical Program Manager, Stephen Roe, attended a kick-off meeting with officials from Puerto Rico on a multi-phase project to develop a Low Emissions Development Strategies (LEDS) Plan for the territory.

Clean Air Act Signals Low Carbon Future, New Generation of Planning

June 2, 2014

Clean Air Act Signals Low Carbon Future, New Generation of Planning

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed guidelines for carbon reductions from existing power plants under the Clean Air Act (CAA) Section 111(d), giving states strong targets and substantial flexibility for State Implementation Plans (SIPs).

State Climate Action Planning Provides Vital Flexibility for Clean Air Act Implementation

May 30, 2014

State Climate Action Planning Provides Vital Flexibility for Clean Air Act Implementation

In the past decade over half of US states developed comprehensive climate mitigation action plans through in-depth planning and analysis. Governors mandated plans through executive orders and state laws to provide leadership. The Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) designed and developed over 20 US state climate plans in collaboration with states and over 1,500 stakeholders using templates and techniques for economic, energy, and environmental goals.

CCS Presents Draft Results of Greenhouse Gas Inventory in South New Jersey

May 19, 2014

CCS Presents Draft Results of Greenhouse Gas Inventory in South New Jersey

On May 15, CCS Technical Program Manager, Stephen Roe, presented draft results of a regional greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory to the Technical Advisory Committee of the South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization (SJTPO).

CCS China Low Carbon Development Program Reaches Major Milestone

May 19, 2014

CCS China Low Carbon Development Program Reaches Major Milestone

Chongqing Municipal Development and Reform Commission certifies use of results of Pilot Low Carbon Development Plan and New Planning and Analysis Toolkit developed through CCS-GEI EcoPartnership -- Expansion to 30 Chinese provinces and cities in three years planned with CCS support

Political Rifts Slow U.S. Effort on Climate Laws

April 24, 2014

Political Rifts Slow U.S. Effort on Climate Laws

In April 14th's New York Times, CCS CEO Tom Peterson was quoted in an article by Coral Davenport titled "Political Rifts Slow U.S. Effort on Climate Laws" about the need for local and state action on climate change policy.

CCS Holds National Webinar on Tools for Designing & Implementing Better Finance Programs

November 21, 2013

CCS Holds National Webinar on Tools for Designing & Implementing Better Finance Programs

On November 21, 2013 PM EDT, the Center for Climate Strategies (CCS), US Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (DOE), and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) provided a national webinar on Tools for Designing and Implementing Better Finance Programs.

CCS and GEI to Share Progress and Plans on U.S.-China Subnational Low Carbon Development Planning at UNFCCC COP19 Side Event

November 15, 2013

CCS and GEI to Share Progress and Plans on U.S.-China Subnational Low Carbon Development Planning at UNFCCC COP19 Side Event

CCS and U.S. and Chinese Partners to Present Progress and Plans on U.S.-China Subnational Low Carbon Development Planning and Action Pilot and Toolkit at Official UNFCCC COP19 Joint Side Event at 4:45 pm on Tuesday, November 19 in Warsaw, Poland

CCS Helps International Experts Finalize Global Green Growth Best Practices Report In London, UK

November 12, 2013

CCS Helps International Experts Finalize Global Green Growth Best Practices Report In London, UK

On November 7 CCS joined a key group of international green growth experts in London, England to finalize language for a global best practices report to be issued early next year. Tom Peterson of CCS serves as a contributing author for the section covering Planning and Coordination practices and techniques for comprehensive policy approaches that expand economic growth and environmental protection at the same time.

CCS Holds National Webinar On Spurring Local Economic Development Through Clean Energy Financing

November 7, 2013

CCS Holds National Webinar On Spurring Local Economic Development Through Clean Energy Financing

Spurring Local Economic Development with Clean Energy Programs. The Center for Climate Strategies, US Department of Energy, Oak Ridge National Laboratory. On November 7, 2013 PM EDT, the Center for Climate Strategies (CCS), US Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (DOE), and Oak Ridge National Labratory (ORNL) provided a national webinar on expanding jobs and economic growth through the use of clean energy program financing.

CCS Releases Recommended Readings on Climate Action Planning and Economic Development

October 8, 2013

CCS Releases Recommended Readings on Climate Action Planning and Economic Development

A series of CCS materials provide evaluation and insights on successful methods and results for comprehensive climate action planning and its use in advancing economic development.

US Progress on Climate Change Mitigation Unexpectedly Strong

October 8, 2013

US Progress on Climate Change Mitigation Unexpectedly Strong

US Carbon Trajectories Are Now 75 Percent Closer To National Climate Change Goals Due, Primarily, To State And Federal Actions; New Policy Options Promise More Economic, Energy, Environment, Health Gains In All Economic Sectors

CCS Launches Economic Planning, Low Emissions Development in Baja California and Coahuila, Mexico

July 26, 2013

CCS Launches Economic Planning, Low Emissions Development in Baja California and Coahuila, Mexico

Climate Action Plans in Baja California and Coahuila are now in their final phases as the first states of the Mexico Low Emissions Development System (MLEDS), sponsored by US AID. In 2013, Mexico became the first nation in North America to pass a national climate change law, including formal recognition of state plans as a mechanism to meet national goals.

CCS Issues Special Maryland Power Report With Clean Energy Program Enhancements to Cut Carbon, Grow Jobs

July 26, 2013

CCS Issues Special Maryland Power Report With Clean Energy Program Enhancements to Cut Carbon, Grow Jobs

CCS collaborated with Chesapeake Climate Action Network and the Maryland Energy Administration to upgrade two key state clean energy programs to expand carbon reductions, job creation, energy savings and diversity.

Governor O'Malley's Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan Sets 21st Century Standard for Comprehensive Action

July 25, 2013

Governor O'Malley's Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan Sets 21st Century Standard for Comprehensive Action

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley hosted a national Climate Change Summit today to release Maryland’s historic Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan. Tom Peterson delivered a keynote address.

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