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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.

CCS and GEI Provide Low Carbon Development Achievements and Plans to US-China EcoPartnership Summit

July 12, 2013

CCS and GEI Provide Low Carbon Development Achievements and Plans to US-China EcoPartnership Summit

CCS and it's China Partner, the Global Environment Institute, recently briefed EcoPartnership Secretariat officials from the governments of the US and China on program achievements and plans for the coming year for the Low Carbon Development (LCD) System.

Climate Action Planning: State Climate Change News and Fact Sheets

June 25, 2013

Climate Action Planning: State Climate Change News and Fact Sheets

Following the President's announcement of his Climate Action Plan, the White House has released fact sheets outlining the impact of extreme weather caused by carbon pollution to each state.

CCS Board Leads Johns Hopkins University Climate and Energy Program Symposium on Climate, Economic, and Energy Security

May 23, 2013

CCS Board Leads Johns Hopkins University Climate and Energy Program Symposium on Climate, Economic, and Energy Security

CCS Board members Dr. Kathy Wagner Hill, Dr. Brent Blackwelder, and Tom Peterson lead a symposium at Johns Hopkins University's Energy and Climate Program on how integrated policies can address economic, energy, and environmental security needs in the U.S.

CCS Joins Global Green Growth Best Practices Report Team

May 3, 2013

CCS Joins Global Green Growth Best Practices Report Team

CCS joins a team of international experts on collaborative processes to advance green growth, climate action, and sustainability planning. The team is authoring a comprehensive report to supper global action, due later this year.

Interview: Tom Peterson Discusses the New California-Guangdong Partnership on Low Carbon Development

April 30, 2013

Interview: Tom Peterson Discusses the New California-Guangdong Partnership on Low Carbon Development

Can China maintain its current pace of growth while successfully building a low-carbon economy? How complex is the China-U.S. relationship on climate change issues? How provincial partnerships between U.S. and China could lead the way to national cooperation?

California-Guangdong MOU on Low Carbon Development (Full English text with Chinese translation attached)

April 16, 2013

California-Guangdong MOU on Low Carbon Development (Full English text with Chinese translation attached)

Full English text with Chinese translation attached

美国气候战略中心帮助中国广东省与美国加利福尼亚州实施关于加强发展低碳经济与技术合作的协议

April 16, 2013

美国气候战略中心帮助中国广东省与美国加利福尼亚州实施关于加强发展低碳经济与技术合作的协议

经过一年多的筹备工作,中国工业强省广东省和美国工业强州加利福尼亚州,联合推出了一个全新的气候变化合作伙伴关系。这项全新的合作将致力于促进双方交流与分享在低碳发展政策,贸易与投资项目中采用的一些可以刺激经济增长并降低能源使用的工具与策略。

CCS to Help Implement New California-Guangdong Agreement on Low Carbon Development and Clean Technology

April 15, 2013

CCS to Help Implement New California-Guangdong Agreement on Low Carbon Development and Clean Technology

After more than a year of preparatory work, the industrial powerhouse of Guangdong Province and the State of California launched a new climate change partnership to share tools and strategies for policy, trade, and investment in low carbon programs and technologies that boost economic growth and cut energy use.

Climate and Economic Development Project of Southern California Shows Integrated Transit-Land Use Provides Major Energy Cuts and Job Gains

December 31, 2012

Climate and Economic Development Project of Southern California Shows Integrated Transit-Land Use Provides Major Energy Cuts and Job Gains

In 2011, CCS began assisting the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) and local government and economic partners (including the Los Angeles Economic Development Commission) with the development of goals and specific program response actions to enable the region to comply with SB 375, California’s new climate transportation law. SB 375 is the first state law to require mandated reductions in vehicle miles travelled (VMT) as a means for reducing carbon emissions, and it attracted substantial support and concern from the economic community.

CCS and Chinese Partners Profile Low Carbon Development Progress at UNFCCC COP18

November 30, 2012

CCS and Chinese Partners Profile Low Carbon Development Progress at UNFCCC COP18

CCS and GEI hosted an official joint side event on our work in China, entitled “China, US showcase solutions to climate action and cooperation challenges.” The event took place from 4:45 to 6:15pm on Wednesday, December 5 in Side Event Room 7 at the Qatar National Convention Centre in Doha, Qatar.

CCS Presents Subnational Climate Planning and Analysis Advancements at U.S. State Department UNFCCC COP18 Side Event

November 30, 2012

CCS Presents Subnational Climate Planning and Analysis Advancements at U.S. State Department UNFCCC COP18 Side Event

CCS President and CEO Tom Peterson participated in a side event at the U.S. Center during the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP) 18 international climate negotiations in Doha, CCS President and CEO Tom Peterson participated in a side event at the U.S. Center during the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP) 18 international climate negotiations in Doha, Qatar with the U.S. State Department’s Special Representative for Global Intergovernmental Affairs Reta Jo Lewis. Titled “Actions at the Local Level: Integrating Energy, Climate Change, and Economic Development,” the event took place at 6pm on Thursday, December 6.

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