Policies + Plans - Climate Change

Los Angeles is taking innovative approaches to dealing with the issue of Climate Change.  Be it reducing emissions on a smaller city wide level to the large scale county wide level, Los Angeles in many ways is working to create a more environmentally conscious way of life.  Below are just some of the ways LA demonstrates these efforts:

  1. Office of Planning & Research- CEQA and Climate Change Technical Advisory
  2. California Air Resources Board- Local Government Toolkit
  3. Climate Action Team- 2010 CAT Report
  4. Strategic Growth Council- Climate Change Proposed Scoping Plan
  5. Natural Resources Agency- California Climate Adaptation Strategy
  6. Attorney General's Office- Global Warming
  7. California Air Pollution Control Officers Association- Model Policies for Greenhouse Gases in General Plans
  8. California Air Pollution Control Officers Association- CEQA & Climate Change
  9. County of Los Angeles- LA County General Plan Update; Climate Planning & Emissions Inventory
  10. County of Los Angeles- Countywide Energy & Environmental Policy
  11. City of Los Angeles- GreenLA Climate Action Plan
  12. Port of Los Angeles- Port of LA Inventory of Emissions
  13. Port of Los Angeles- Clean Trucks Program
  14. Port of Los Angeles- San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan- 2010 update
  15. Arcadia- Commercial Recycling Program
  16. Azusa- Greenhouse Gas Emissions Report
  17. Gardena- Municipal Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Report
  18. Lomita- Municipal Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Report
  19. Palos Verdes Estates- Municipal Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Report
  20. LACTMA- Greenhouse Gas Emissions Cost Effectiveness Study
  21. Southern California Public Power Authority- 2009 Annual Report
  22. Los Angeles Unified School District- LAUSD Climate Report
  23. Southern California Association of Governments- SB 375 Regional Implementation Process
  24. San Gabriel Valley SCAG- SB 375 Target Setting Process
  25. Southern California Gas- Climate Action Initiative
  26. Climate Plan - Resources page
  27. The Climate Action Reserve - Climate Action Reserve Program Manual
  28. CoolCalifornia.org - Tips to Develop a Climate Action Plan
  29. Claremont McKenna - Climate Action Implementation Plan
  30. LaVerne - Air Quality Analysis
  31. San Dimas - Greenhouse Gas Inventory
  32. Pomona College - Climate Action Plan
  33. Loyola Marymount University - LMU Climate Action Plan
  34. UCLA - Climate Action Plan
  35. USC - Climate Action Plan

Additional Resources:

  1. The City of Berkeley Builds Resilience by Addressing Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in its Climate Action Plan
  2. Incorporating Adaptation to Climate Change in Pinole’s General Plan Update
  3. California Climate Adaptation Strategy
  4. Our Changing Climate: A Summary Report from the California Climate Change Center
  5. California Climate Risk and Response
  6. Scenarios of Climate Change in California: An Overview
  7. Preparing for the Impacts of Climate Change in California: Opportunities and Constraints for Adaptation
  8. Climate Change Impacts Report
  9. Projected Effects of Climate Change in California: Ecoregional Summaries Emphasizing Consequences for Wildlife
  10. Indicators of Climate Change in California
  11. Emissions Pathways, Climate Change and Impacts on California
  12. Climate Change and the Future of California’s Endemic Flora and Fauna 
  13. Climate Change in California: Choosing Our Future

Please note: LARC is currently updating this list and creating a comprehensive and user-friendly searchable index of climate policies and plans for California, LA County, and the 88 municipalities within LA County.