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Screen Shot 2013-07-08 at 4.08.27 PM.pngJuly 11-12, 2013

The US Department of State and Chinese National Development and Reform Commission will be announcing the new 2013 class of EcoPartners at a special ceremony with the Secretary of State Thursday, July 11th. On Friday, July 12th, the new class will be invited to a Washington, D.C. workshop to hear case studies as well as updates on the work being done by the current EcoPartners. To learn more about this international collaboration, click here. To read about how CCS and GEI became EcoPartners in 2011, please click here

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July 25th, 2013

Maryland's Governor, Martin O'Malley, will be hosting Maryland's first Climate Change Summit on Thursday, July 25th, 2013. The event will feature a lunch Keynote speech from CCS's Tom Peterson, panel discussions by climate scientists and industry and policy experts, and two breakout sessions. The event will culminate with the release of Governor O'Malley's 2013 Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan, outlining how Maryland will reduce its 2006 baseline GHG emissions 25% by 2020, utilizing policy tools and actions across industry sectors. The full Plan will be released the morning of the event, but the Executive Summary highlighting the "top ten" new policies is available here. Registration for the event is free, but space is limited. Reserve your spot at this ground-breaking climate change summit here

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May 12th 2013 - Aug 15th 2013

The Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) was retained by the Climate Change & Clean Energy (CEnergy) Project of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to conduct a third-party audit (verification) of community-level greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories prepared by six local government units (LGUs) in the Philippines. To visit the external CEnergy site, please click here. The project will include site visits to each LGU to review their data and approaches, GHG mitigation staffing, and data systems. The following LGUs are included: Aurora Province; the municipality of Kalayaan (Laguna Province), Makati City (National Capitol Region), Pasig City (National Capitol Region), Santa Rosa City (Laguna Province), and Batangas City (Batangas Province). A final report and verification opinion will be issued to each LGU to document the issues identified and any resolution of these issues completed by the LGU within the project period.