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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.

CCS Study Collaboration Provides Foundation for Strong New Law

February 2, 2017

CCS Study Collaboration Provides Foundation for Strong New Law

On February 2, 2017 the Maryland Legislature voted to override Governor Hogan’s veto of a strong new Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) that can now expand consumer choice, boost local jobs and growth of this flourishing industrial sector, and cut carbon emissions in line with targets established under the Clean Energy Jobs Act of 2016. The Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) provided foundational design and analysis of this new legislation in 2013 through its collaboration with state agencies and stakeholders, including the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN).

Climate Action Through Constructive Reform

February 2, 2017

Climate Action Through Constructive Reform

February 1, 2017. The Environmental Law Institute (ELI), released a second law and policy review Comment by CCS authors Bob McKinstry, Tom Peterson, and Steve Chester in its February Issue of the Environmental Law Reporter (ELR) entitled “Unlocking Willpower and Ambition to Meet the Goals of the Paris Climate Change Agreement (Part Two): The Potential for Legal Reform and Revision.”

Guatemala National Action Plan Launched

January 31, 2017

Guatemala National Action Plan Launched

In November 2016, the Government of Guatemala launched the Low Emission Development Strategy (GLEDS) process, with the support of International Resources Group (IRG) and the Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) under the USAID/Low Emission Development project. The Guatemalan LEDS process is led by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN), the Ministry of Economy (MINECO), and the National Planning Secretary (SEGEPLAN). The process will help to meet the country’s NDC commitment and sustainable economic and social development goals.

CCS Supports USAID Launch of Regional Low-Emissions Development Strategies Platform

December 20, 2016

CCS Supports USAID Launch of Regional Low-Emissions Development Strategies Platform

December, Budapest, Hungary. CCS is providing expert assistance to a USAID-supported team to launch an Eastern Europe and Eurasia Platform for Low Emissions Development Strategies (LEDS) to enable knowledge sharing, skill and capacity development, coordination, and facilitation of low-emissions policy efforts in the region. As with similar initiatives in Asia, Africa and Latin America, as well as the LEDS Global Partnership, this platform will bring practitioners from inside and outside governments at all levels to collaborate, learn, and share experience regarding LEDS planning, design, analysis, and implementation of multi objective strategies that cut greenhouse gas emissions while meeting development goals.

Unlocking Willpower and Ambition

December 1, 2016

Unlocking Willpower and Ambition

Today the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) released a law and policy review comment by CCS authors Tom Peterson, Steve Chester, and Bob McKinstry in its December issue of the Environmental Law Reporter (ELR) entitled “Unlocking Willpower and Ambition to Meet Goals of the Paris Climate Change Agreement (Part One): Shifting Needs of Law, Policy, and Economics.” This is the first of a two-part series and identifies a major gap in climate law and policy – the need to formally build willpower as well as ambition – and a five-part response based on high-level experience with law and policy at the national and sub national levels.

Ukraine EC LEDS Action Planning

November 4, 2016

Ukraine EC LEDS Action Planning

In Kyiv on October 26th, over 120 stakeholders of the Ukraine LEDS Advisory group gathered with representatives of Ukraine’s Parliament, its Ministries, US AID, and leading citizen’s groups to establish a working list of strategic policy options. Following review of critical national objectives and a screening of an extensive catalog, the group identified a range of policy options in each sector to be advanced for further design and analysis toward completion of a final National LEDS Action Plan in July 2017.

CCS Moderates World Energy Security Sessions

October 21, 2016

CCS Moderates World Energy Security Sessions

The Africa World Energy Security Forum was convened by Hemisphere Frontiers Consulting at the American Management Association during Climate Week in New York City September 23, 2016 under the theme of Positioning Energy in an Era of Energy Revolution. Tom Peterson of CCS moderated combined sessions on Technology Breakthroughs and Environmental Sustainability, Insights on Renewable Energy Options to power Africa; The Natural Gas Boom and the Future of E & P in Africa's Oil and Gas Sector; and The Paris Agreement and Technology Transfer in Africa: The move to a Low-Carbon Energy Systems.

Minnesota Climate Action Report - Special Announcement

July 1, 2016

Minnesota Climate Action Report - Special Announcement

The Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) is pleased to share the Minnesota Climate Strategies and Economic Opportunities (CSEO) report and the Minnesota Environmental Quality Board’s (EQB) companion summary of our two-year collaboration on climate change and economic strategies. We applaud new stakeholder dialog announced by the EQB, beginning with their presentation of findings at the Science Museum of Minnesota Auditorium in Saint Paul scheduled July 20, 2016 from 1-4 pm. We encourage all interested parties to attend.

CCS-GEI Complete Five Year, Path Breaking EcoPartnership for China Low Carbon Development

June 17, 2016

CCS-GEI Complete Five Year, Path Breaking EcoPartnership for China Low Carbon Development

At the June 6 annual US China EcoPartnership meeting, CCS and GEI graduated from the program following five years of intensive collaboration on China’s subnational Low Carbon Development program.

CCS Features Macro Strategies for China City Low Carbon Economic Transition

June 17, 2016

CCS Features Macro Strategies for China City Low Carbon Economic Transition

At the June 8 US China Low Carbon Smart Cities Summit in Beijing, Tom Peterson of The Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) joined senior representatives of China’s National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation, the World Bank, World Resources Institute, China Center for Urban Development, and the Global Environmental Institute (GEI) to review China’s shift to low carbon, high growth economic development.

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