Mission and Vision


The Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) Helps People Work Together to Build a Better Safer World.


We are driven by our vision -- a world where governments, stakeholders, and citizens adopt the values, concepts, and techniques needed to stabilize the earth’s climate, promote better economies, and sustain our energy and natural resources for all people. 


We believe that transformative success is driven by genuine caring for all people and elements of the environment, respect for informed local self-determination, and through the integrity, inclusion, expertise, innovation, impact, and transparency of our work with others. 


To support our project partners and participants and to improve public insight, we provide thought leadership, outreach, training, tool development, and advanced facilitation and technical assistance. These activities are designed to build and deploy critical new capacities in key countries and regions for integrated approaches to climate change stabilization, resilience, economic development, sustainable development goals, and other high priority issues. We often combine initial training, capacity building, and tool development with follow on "learning by doing" processes for planning, evaluation, and implementation actions.