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CCS Conducts Ukraine Low Emissions Development Strategies Assessment

May 1, 2015

CCS Conducts Ukraine Low Emissions Development Strategies Assessment

CCS is supporting International Resources Group (IRG), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Engility Corporation, implementation of the Enhancing Capacity for Low Emissions Development Strategies (EC-LEDS) program of the US Agency for International Development (US AID) in Ukraine.

CCS Launches Second Phase of Coahuila, Mexico Low Emissions Development Strategies (MLEDS) Climate Action Plan Process

April 30, 2015

CCS Launches Second Phase of Coahuila, Mexico Low Emissions Development Strategies (MLEDS) Climate Action Plan Process

Saltillo, Mexico, April 28-29. The Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) launched the second and final phase of the Coahuila Climate Action Plan under the Mexico Low Emissions Development Strategies (MLEDS) Program through a training program for officials of the Secretaría de Medio Ambiente (SEMA) and local experts on design of policy options and implementation mechanisms.

IEA and CCS Reports Highlight
 Decoupling of Economic Growth and Carbon Emissions

March 20, 2015

IEA and CCS Reports Highlight
 Decoupling of Economic Growth and Carbon Emissions

The recent International Energy Agency Report that global greenhouse gas emissions were stable in 2014 against global economic growth underscores the phenomenon known as "decoupling" or the ability of economies to grow while reducing use of carbon based energy and resources.

CCS Completes Baja California, Mexico Climate Action Plan

December 22, 2014

CCS Completes Baja California, Mexico Climate Action Plan

On December 19, 2014, CCS and its partners completed the Baja California Mexico, State Climate Action Plan and submitted a final report to the Secretaria de Proteccion al Ambiente (SPA), Border Environment Cooperation Commission (BECC), and the Mexico Low Emissions Development (MLEDS) Program. The project was funded by the US Agency for International Development [(USAID) through the MLEDS Program in cooperation with the Border Environment Cooperation Commission (BECC).

CCS and GEI Co-Host an UNFCCC COP20 Side Event on the "Insight of China’s Low Carbon Development Strategies"

December 5, 2014

CCS and GEI Co-Host an UNFCCC COP20 Side Event on the "Insight of China’s Low Carbon Development Strategies"

Please join the Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) and Global Environmental Institute (GEI) on Thursday, December 11th for an official side event of the UNFCCC COP 20 international climate negotiations in Lima, Peru.

The CCS President Tom Peterson Addressed the Significance of US-China Climate Agreement

November 26, 2014

The CCS President Tom Peterson Addressed the Significance of US-China Climate Agreement

On Tuesday, November 25, 2014, Tom Peterson, President and CEO of CCS, spoke at the “What’s the Deal with the US-China Deal” webinar at the Security and Sustainability Forum (SSF). The Webinar was a follow up on the recent climate change agreements between U.S. President Obama and China President Xi.

 CCS Presents “Climate Solutions and Economic Opportunities” Project Results to Minnesota Stakeholders

November 21, 2014

CCS Presents “Climate Solutions and Economic Opportunities” Project Results to Minnesota Stakeholders

On November 19 and 20, The Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) team presented Phase 1 results for the Minnesota Climate Strategies and Economic Opportunities (CSEO) project, including methodological approaches, baselines, and cost effectiveness analysis of 30 policy options designed to reduce carbon emissions, expand growth and jobs, and improve energy systems and security.

The Center for Climate Strategies Applauds US China Climate Agreement, Low Carbon Development Progress and Opportunities

November 12, 2014

The Center for Climate Strategies Applauds US China Climate Agreement, Low Carbon Development Progress and Opportunities

November 12, 2014. The Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) applauds the new climate change agreement between the US and China. Subnational Low Carbon Development (LCD) initiatives in both nations – including states, provinces, and cities – provided a major impetus by forging local solutions with the potential to achieve national economic, energy, and environmental goals.

Center for Climate Strategies Featured in National Audubon Issue

September 10, 2014

Center for Climate Strategies Featured in National Audubon Issue

On Monday, September 8 the National Audubon Society published its September/October magazine both online and in print with a special Birds and Climate Change Report that includes a feature of the Center for Climate Strategies' (CCS) stakeholder based policy work.

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.

美国国务卿约翰克里强调气候战略中心在中国的低碳发展工作

July 11, 2014

美国国务卿约翰克里强调气候战略中心在中国的低碳发展工作

2014年7月10日,美国国务卿克里(John Kerry)在中国北京的第六届美中战略与经济对话的绿色合作伙伴签约仪式上讲话,并强调了此次双边合作对气候变化的重要性。在讲话中,克里以气候战略中心(CCS)和全球环境研究所(GEI)的绿色合作关系为例,并且着重的指出,地方性的合作和努力在发展和实施气候变化政策并且达到可持续的经济和能源发展中是必不可少的。

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

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