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August 10, 2018

CCS to host affiliated event at Global Climate Action Summit

This proposed affiliate event will feature leadership and lessons learned from the China Subnational LCD program over the past decade, followed by introduction of the new framework for engagement in Southeast Asia through discussion with high-level representatives from China, and other countries. CCS, GEI, CAS-ISD, and GIEC will co-host and facilitate announcement of the new program and discussion of the format for BRI and CSSC cooperation and the process by which participating nations can further develop and implement their NDC’s and improve financing and other implementation capacities through this program.

CCS Promotes Cooperation and Capacity Building in Southeast Asia

June 25, 2018

CCS Promotes Cooperation and Capacity Building in Southeast Asia

As an outgrowth of its US-China program, the Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) joined China partners in Guangzhou to launch expanded renewable energy implementation actions in the Guangdong Province of China. Partners then supported a follow-on workshop in Naypyidaw to share low carbon and renewable energy development tools and strategies with governments and to expand multilateral cooperation in Southeast Asia.

CCS Provides In-Forum Workshop Training to UNFCCC

June 15, 2018

CCS Provides In-Forum Workshop Training to UNFCCC

t the In-Forum Workshop Training for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) presented analytical and planning tools and results for climate action and economic planning initiatives in the US and other nations to Parties of the UNFCCC response measures forum.

CCS To Pilot Expert Tools & Training Internationally

April 25, 2018

CCS To Pilot Expert Tools & Training Internationally

Washington, DC, April 2018. CCS will be launching pilot programs for new tools and training to mobilize private sector investments at market scale for standardized aggregations of small projects in the energy and resource sectors in Africa, South America, and Asia.

CCS and Cote d’Ivoire Build Analysis Framework

March 27, 2018

CCS and Cote d’Ivoire Build Analysis Framework

Abidjan and Gagnoa, Côte d’Ivoire. In support of the Africa Low Emissions Development Strategies (LEDS) Project and the Government of Cote d’Ivoire, CCS convened a workshop with the national LEDS modeling team to jointly identify the analytical tools and comprehensive framework needed for national baselines; direct and indirect impacts analysis of economic, energy, and environmental response measures; and integrated modeling of LEDS actions and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC’s) to meet Paris Agreement and national economic goals.

Washington, DC Carbon Fee & Rebate Webinar Invitation - CCS Evaluates Job and Business Impacts of Carbon Pricing Approaches

March 20, 2018

Washington, DC Carbon Fee & Rebate Webinar Invitation - CCS Evaluates Job and Business Impacts of Carbon Pricing Approaches

WASHINGTON, DC. On March 21st, CCS will deliver a webinar with results of macroeconomic testing of a carbon price program for the District of Columbia (DC) through a fee and rebate system.

CCS Releases Guatemala National Baselines Report

March 13, 2018

CCS Releases Guatemala National Baselines Report

GUATEMALA CITY, March 2018. The Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) released a national baseline assessment report in support of the USAID/Guatemala Low Emission Development Project. The assessment uses state of the art analysis, and was developed through cooperation with over 150 stakeholders and national agencies of the government of Guatemala.

CCS Supports Guatemala LEDS Policies Design

December 21, 2017

CCS Supports Guatemala LEDS Policies Design

GUATEMALA CITY. In November, the Center for Climate Strategies (CCS), RTI International, and Guatemala government agencies and stakeholders launched the 4th year of the USAID/Low Emission Development Strategies (EC LEDS) Project. CCS and RTI facilitated comprehensive sector-level work group meetings to formulate detailed design of nearly 50 low-emissions policies and measures for energy supply and demand, industry, transportation, forestry and land-use change, agriculture, waste management, and urban planning sectors.

Conference of Stakeholders Maps Policy and Investment Plans

November 27, 2017

Conference of Stakeholders Maps Policy and Investment Plans

Kyiv, Ukraine. On September 26, 2017, the Ukraine Ministry of Ecology, members of Ukraine’s Parliament, and USAID leadership, with CCS assistance, announced expert work group recommendations for implementation of 30 new policy actions designed to achieve economic, energy, and environmental security in all sectors of Ukraine’s Economy at the national and local levels. Over 100 members of the stakeholder advisory group of the Enhancing Capacities for Low Emissions Development Strategies (EC LEDS) process of the USAID Municipal Energy Project (MERP) participated in the policy development process.

New Tools and Practices for Renewable Energy Implementation

November 27, 2017

New Tools and Practices for Renewable Energy Implementation

To provide new focus on US China cooperation and implementation of the Paris agreement, CCS and its Chinese partners GEI and GIEC hosted side events and meetings at COP 23 in Bonn, Germany to release results of their recent South China Renewable Energy Project and technical report detailing newly developed procedures, tools, and pilot testing for clean energy technology applications and renewable energy implementation cooperation inside and outside China.

CCS Designs Carbon Fee and Rebate For Local Job Gains

August 4, 2017

CCS Designs Carbon Fee and Rebate For Local Job Gains

The Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) has completed macroeconomic design and analysis of a proposed carbon fee-and-rebate system that is positive for growth in employment for Washington, DC as a part of the city’s interest in establishing a price signal on carbon and generating economic growth. This work adds to a wave of state and local initiatives and a growing interest by Congress in price based, growth and employment promoting approaches to carbon management that help economically disadvantaged communities and business growth.

CCS, China Partners Launch Guangdong and Huangpu Pilots

July 19, 2017

CCS, China Partners Launch Guangdong and Huangpu Pilots

Guangzhou, China. After extensive tool assessment and development, the Center for Climate Strategies (CCS), its South China partner, the Guangdong Institute for Energy Conversion (GIEC), and its longtime China Low Carbon Development (LCD) partner, the Global Environmental Institute (GEI), announced plans to pilot a series of new renewable energy implementation tools in the Guangdong Province and the Huangpu Economic Development Zone in the City of Guangzhou.

Guatamala Stakeholders Vote on Policy Priorities

June 26, 2017

Guatamala Stakeholders Vote on Policy Priorities

Guatemala City. In early June 2017, through a USAID funded national Low Emissions Development Strategies (LEDS) policy development process, the Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) facilitated selection of top-priority LEDS policy options by stakeholders and government agency representatives in the industry, transportation, waste management and energy sectors.

June 12, 2017

Building Support for Long Term Climate Stabilization

Berlin, Germany. At the Global NDC Conference May 2-6, 2017, CCS led discussions with representatives of developing and emerging nations on “Near-Term Action Defined by Longer-Term and Deeper Decarbonisation.”

June 12, 2017

CCS Launches Ivory Coast LEDS Modeling Capacity Project

Abidjan, Ivory Coast. On May 4, 2017 CCS joined the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), the Africa Low Emissions Development Strategies Partnership (AfLP), and over 30 representatives from governmental and technical institutions in Ivory Coast to launch the LEDS Modeling Development and Capacity Building component of the Africa LEDS Project (ALEDS Project)

CCS Ready to Expand Paris Agreement Implementation

June 9, 2017

CCS Ready to Expand Paris Agreement Implementation

The Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) stands ready to help government leaders and stakeholders in the US and other nations expand their efforts to implement the Paris Climate Change Agreement. Our approach develops collaborative actions in all sectors and levels of government to meet critical priorities for economic development, energy access, and resilience in addition to climate stabilization.

April 26, 2017

CCS CEO Identifies Conditions Needed to Achieve Climate Goals

White Plains, New York. Tom Peterson, President and CEO of Washington-DC based Center for Climate Strategies, joined an expert panel of thought leaders at a Pace University-sponsored policy colloquium to discuss “Foundations and Principles for a New Era of Environmental Law.”  

CCS Builds Economic Transition Modeling Capacity

April 19, 2017

CCS Builds Economic Transition Modeling Capacity

Yaounde, Cameroon. As a part of the Africa Low Emissions Development Strategies (ALEDS) project, the Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) is supporting local self-determination and global integration by providing training, capacity building, and technical assistance to the government of Cameroon and its university collaborators for early stage policy development and longer term strategic planning.

Mainstreaming Low Carbon Development in Bangladesh

April 1, 2017

Mainstreaming Low Carbon Development in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Bangladesh. The Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) conducted high level conferrals with government officials and nongovernmental representatives to assess the potential for introducing and mainstreaming Low Emissions Development Strategies (LEDS) in response to national vision and goals for middle economy status, poverty alleviation, energy security, health, and equity.

CCS Hosts High Level USAID Study Tour

February 24, 2017

CCS Hosts High Level USAID Study Tour

From January 22-27, 2017, as part of the USAID-financed Ukraine Municipal Energy Reform Project (MERP) implemented by IRG, the Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) hosted a group of 15 high-level representatives of national ministries and technical institutions, Parliament, and USAID project team members on a study tour of US states, cities, federal agencies, and congress for review of Low Emissions Development Strategies (LEDS) activities underway in the US.

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