Climate Readiness Through Local Planning
This research project seeks to inform communities and state agencies about effective strategies for addressing climate action planning challenges and barriers to implementation at the local level. This effort seeks to engage local governments and their representatives in the implementation of tools to support climate planning, including the first databases of California General Plans and Climate Action Plans.
The three major objectives are to:
(1) identify barriers that local governments face in implementing climate action policies and ways in which these barriers can be overcome in alignment with the State’s climate commitments.
(2) identify ways for CARB to support local governments and community-based organizations in tackling climate actions at the local level; and
(3) conduct capacity-building sessions for local government and regional government representatives, community-based organizations, climate action advocates, and other stakeholders around implementing priority climate policies, focused on education about state climate goals, resources, and priority policies using existing partnerships and networks.
Best Practices and Policies:
· Each contracting partner will support approximately two to three workshops in at least one of the 7 cluster areas which include Southern Coast, Southern Inland, Central Coast, Central Valley, Bay Area, Northern Coastal, and Northern Inland.
· Contractors may propose to conduct workshops in more than one of the cluster areas but should demonstrate familiarity and experience with these areas.
· Partner organizations will demonstrate a track record of community engagement, education, and/or advocacy in one or more of the cluster areas.
UC Davis, the California Air Resources Board (CARB), and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo have partnered to develop tools and training to support local and regional governments in California to reach their sustainability and climate planning goals and align them with the State’s climate commitments. This research project seeks to inform communities and state agencies about effective strategies for addressing climate action planning challenges and barriers to implementation at the local level. We invite you to learn more about these efforts and the opportunity to serve as a project partner organization or in an advisory role. To apply to be a partner organization please visit this PARTNER SUBMISSION LINK.