Topic “For Policymakers”

For Policymakers

Civic leaders partner with the Luskin Center to use the center's research to inform policy and organizational innovations. Examples of some of these civic partners are listed below. The second set of links then provides examples of the decision support tools that the Luskin Center provides for these and other leading government agencies, non-profit organizations, bussiness associations, and policymakers. Check out our publications page for more information.

Examples of Civic Partners (in alphabetical order):

California Air Resources Board
California Energy Commission
California Department of Toxic Substances Control
California Plug-In Electric Vehicle Readiness Collaborative
California Public Utilities Commission
California Water Boards
California Center for Sustainable Energy
CicLAvia
Cleantech Los Angeles and Cleantech Incubabor
Edison International
Electric Power Research Institute
Environment Now
Environmental Defense Fund
Global Green
Google
Green Los Angeles Coalition
Los Angeles Business Council
Los Angeles City Government
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Los Angeles Mayor's Office, Sustainabile City pLAn
Los Angeles Sustainability Collaborative
Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Microsoft
National Water Research Insitute
Sierra Club-Angeles Chapter
South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD)
Southern California Association of Governments
The California Endowment
Trust for Public Land
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Forest Service


Select Resources:

Climate Action Resources for Local Governments, including the Progress Report on Climate Action Planning in Southern California and the Guide to the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund

Renewable Energy Policy Resources for Los Angeles and California, including the Los Angeles Solar Atlas, Best Practices for Designing and Implementing a Feed-in Tariff solar incentive program, and recommendations for Achieving Proposition 39's Clean Energy Promise

Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuels Resources, including the Southern California Plug-In Readiness Plan and Atlas 

For more information, see full list of Initiatives.

Initiatives

Supporting the transition to electric-drive, alternative-fuel, and autonomous vehicles through innovative research and decision support.
Developing strategies to spur renewable energy and energy efficiency in California.
Supporting the creation and implementation of state and local policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while providing local economic, environmental, and public health benefits.
Enhancing the role of information and communications technologies in the 21st century.
Advancing policy, economic, and technological solutions that support sustainable water systems and water use behavior in California.
Supporting efforts to create environmentally sustainable and healthy communitiesThe Luskin Center’s Urban Greening Initiative has grown from its original focus on complete, living streets that safely accomodate all users and provide environmental, economic and social benefits.

Resources

Civic leaders partner with the Luskin Center to use the center's research to.
Faculty and staff collaborate with the interdisciplinary Luskin Center.
Students from across UCLA are involved with the Luskin Center's .