A new report out from a group of non-profits and utilities documents city climate leadership in California. The State of Local Climate Action: California 2016 was developed by ICLEI through the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative (SEEC), a partnership among ICLEI, the Institute for Local Government, Local Government Commission, and the state’s four investor-owned utilities. The report presents a comprehensive picture of measurable local emissions trends, targets, planning efforts, and energy and climate actions in the state, along with in-depth profiles of local and regional agencies pursuing goals like public health and economic development through climate action. The findings confirm that local governments are making a significant contribution to the State’s climate goals, which are among the most aggressive in the world. Download the report at: http://bit.ly/2dO7vp9
The most extensive national report of its kind, Measuring Up 2015: How Local Leadership Can Accelerate National Climate Goals analyzes data from 116 US cities representing more than 14 percent of the US population, and includes in-depth case studies of four communities: Atlanta, Cincinnati, Minneapolis, and Portland, OR. The data and city profiles demonstrate that local governments can cut greenhouse gas emissions, reduce climate threats, and achieve multiple community goals like lower energy costs, better air quality, improved health, and enhanced economic development.
Sea Level Rise Adaptation Strategy for San Diego Bay Executive Summary