2023 Impact Report: Our New Era of Shaping Effective and Equitable Environmental Policy Solutions

A brief, interactive summary of select environmental policy impacts in 2023

UCLA guides LADWP as it pursues the first equity-focused clean energy transition

LCI’s first-of-its-kind study includes recommendations on how to expand low-income customer protections
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Researchers equip policymakers to protect students from extreme heat

LCI releases fact sheets and visuals to inform policy and funding decisions for heat-resilient K-12 schools

Welcome to our new associate project manager, Lauren Dunlap

Learn more about her research at the nexus of energy justice and climate adaptation

Are our efforts to address climate change doomed due to partisan politics?

Democratic unity and initiative, as well as Republican states’ clean-energy markets and extreme weather, may help efforts to address climate change

The heat is rising, and UCLA research is helping L.A. respond

Environmental justice has been the cornerstone of Luskin School efforts related to the city’s hot weather policies
Edith de Guzman

Welcome to our new water equity and adaptation policy expert, Edith de Guzman

Learn more about her research advancing climate resilience and access to clean water and sustainable resources.

Luskin researcher and partners publish Nature Commentary defining shade deserts and ways to eliminate them

Shade is an essential solution to reduce health disparities exacerbated by extreme heat
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UCLA research reveals successful model to build and renovate multibenefit parks in underserved communities

The Link initiative piloted in Los Angeles County demonstrates value of collaborative, community-driven parks building model