Beginning with its work with the Border States of Mexico in 2006, CCS has shared and adapted its highly successful template for comprehensive, sector based, consensus oriented policy development and planning to other nations through information exchange, training and capacity building, technical studies and support, institutional partnerships, and launch and management of climate planning processes. Its work now includes initiatives with the National Development and Reform Commission of China and Provincial leaders, special projects in other key nations, and relationship building and technical exchange related to international agreements. Since 2007 CCS has supported the Border States of Mexico with cilmate action planning and emissions assessments.
As an outgrowth of its signature work at the subnational level in the US, CCS supports the translation of subnational policy development to national level policies and programs, including scale up analysis of subnational actions, integration of national energy, economic and environmental security initiatives, public a private financing mechanisms to support public-private partnerships, and state-local-federal partnerships.
CCS has supported multi state and provincial actions, as well as aggregations of local government, to enable market and policy development and implementation. This is done through assessment, planning, consensus building, program development, capacity building, financing, and technical education.
Since 2004 CCS has supported state and local action on climate change by building comprehensive, consensus based policy actions in all economic sectors, and through the use of all policy instruments, that jointly improve economic, energy and environmental security. CCS supports implementation of these actions through existing programs, development of targeted new laws or policies, and mobilization of public and private investment. CCS has led the development of over 20 US state climate and energy action plans and provided technical assistance to over 40 US states and numerous localities. In the process it has worked with over 2,000 stakeholders.