Our History

The Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) was founded in 2004 in response to the US experience during the Kyoto Protocol period and the need for consensus based approaches to climate change and economic, energy, and environmental progresss. This led to the creation of CCS as a nonprofit organization and later to the addition of its small business subsidiary, Collaborative Systems and Strategies LLC (CSS), as enabling mechanisms in the US and other nations.

To achieve our mission, CCS developed and applied a signature consensus building process to support creation of over 20 governor lead climate action plans in US states involving almost 2,000 stakeholders during the decade that followed. The success of this approach led to the creation of similar processes and capacities in the Border States of Mexico in 2007 and the Provinces of China in 2009, and has since become a program that supports implementation of the Paris Agreement in key regions and many key countries of the world.

Today, CCS focuses on capacity building, collaboration, technical innovations, and implementation procedures for multi objective actions that build willpower to meet climate stabilization and other important goals, such as economic advancement, energy modernization, and sustainable resources.