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Climate Action Plan

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Many cities, counties, states and other groups are voluntarily adopting climate action plans that lay out strategies to reduce greenhouse gases and foster sustainability within a jurisdiction.  Climate action plans build upon the information gathered by greenhouse gas inventories and generally focus on those activities that can achieve the greatest emission reductions in the most cost effective manner.

Given that around 40 percent of greenhouse gases in California are generated by the transportation sector, encouraging active transportation may be among the most effective ways to address climate change. Climate action plans can also achieve co-benefits such as improved air quality and decreased road congestion. Projects that can be shown to be consistent with a local city or county climate action plan may be more likely to win funding grants.

Ideas/Roles:

  • K-12 schools can voluntarily adopt climate action plans, as many universities around the nation have done.

Examples:

 

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