Market and Policy Strategies
To advance sustainable market and policy opportunities at the local, state, regional levels, leaders need well-tested templates and comprehensive, highly customized strategies. Based on CCS experience, key strategies for success include:
- Baseline or inventory and forecast assessments of actual and projected trends for economic, energy, resource and environmental activities to support action planning, assessment, and compliance. State & local baseline assessments are available in CCS' on-line library as are regional and national baseline assessments.
- Documentation of a full range of specific, potential actions and mechanisms in all sectors and at all levels of government, including actions currently in place or under consideration in numerous regions and jurisdictions. A comprhensive catalog of mitigation actions considered for US state plans can be reviewed here.
- Capture of sustainable economic and energy markets through segmentation of markets, assessment of performance and investment potential, and positioning for action. An example of this is our work with the Pacific Coast Collaborative.
- Consensus based development of comprehensive plans and policy portfolios that achieve technical and policy agreement on highly specific actions and implementation approaches to meet economic, energy and environmental objectives in a fair and equitable manner. Examples of state and national action plans are available in our library.
- Detailed, state of the art analysis of the direct and indirect impacts of specific actions and comprehensive plans that include economic, energy, health, and environmental security metrics, as well as fairness and equity. Key features include customized micro analysis and state of the art macroeconomic and investment analysis. See a national-scale assessment on our Security and Investment Project (SIP) page, including the CCS Integrated Security Metrics (ISM) system.
- Financing mechanisms at the local, tribal, state and national levels to mobilize private and public funding toward specific actions and programs.
- Training and capacity building programs for agency representatives, third party experts, and citizen stakeholders to enable effective participation in and contribution to the action planning process. This includes ongoing work in China and Mexico.
- Replication and scaling of projects and programs within and across jurisdictions to capture economies of scope and scale. See recent examples of this in summaries of our SIP results and joint study with Johns Hopkins University on U.S. national economic impacts of climate and energy policies.