Topic “Climate Change”

Climate Change

Strengthening state and local governments' capacity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change.

The Climate Change Initiative is designed to strengthen local governments’ capacity to reduce emissions and adapt to climate change, as well as generate and disseminate new knowledge to support the creation and implementation of state policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide local economic, environmental, and public health co-benefits. 

Quick Links: Supporting equitable and strategic implementation of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund | Climate Action Database | Measuring Transportation GHGs | California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA | UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies | TransitWiki

Special Topics in Public Policy: Energy and Environmental Policy

Blogs

Colleen Callahan

The adage “think globally but act locally” had new resonance for me on a recent trip to rural Wisconsin.

National environmental justice pioneer, , spoke at the Luskin Center's SB 535 Investment Justice working conference and in this blog post, deccribes SB 535 as an important example of progress toward climate justice.

Initiatives

Developing strategies to spur renewable energy and energy efficiency in California.
Advancing policy, economic, and technological solutions that support sustainable water systems and water use behavior in California.
Supporting the transition to electric-drive, alternative-fuel, and autonomous vehicles through innovative research and decision support.
Enhancing the role of information and communications technologies in the 21st century.
Supporting efforts to create environmentally sustainable and healthy communitiesThe Luskin Center’s Urban Greening Initiative has grown from its original focus on complete streets.
Strengthening state and local governments' capacity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change.

Initiative Archives

Progressing health and environmental safety assessment and protection in the field of engineered nanomaterials.
Supporting the dissemination of clean technologies and the greening of other sectors.