CLEE Local Climate Action Publications

Advancing Climate Adaptation Capacity: Findings from California’s Adaptation Planning  Grant Program: APGP provides funding to address local, regional, and tribal planning needs, and supports the development of planning-to-implementation project pathways across the state. This report provides an initial assessment of the first round of APGP and outlines recommendations for future iterations of APGP, as well as the continued improvement of adaptation funding in California.

An Initial Review of the ICARP Regional Resilience Planning and Implementation Grant Program: RRGP supports collaborative projects to address significant climate change risks, especially in vulnerable communities. This report evaluates the first round of RRGP and makes recommendations to improve regional approaches to resilience. 

Getting to Implementation: The Status of Local Climate Action in California: The California Local Government Climate Activity Survey gathered information on existing efforts to address climate change, opportunities for strategic climate policy and planning, and barriers to the timely implementation of climate solutions. This report identifies key takeaways from local governments’ responses to the survey that provide a narrative snapshot of local climate action.

Funding San Francisco Climate Action: Strategies for Revenue, Implementation and Equity: This report analyzes funding and financing strategies to generate sufficient revenue for San Francisco’s Climate Action Plan while advancing equity and ensuring smart implementation.

Priorities for Sonoma County’s Wildfire Settlement Vegetation Management Funds: A Report to the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors: In 2017, the Sonoma Complex Fires burned hundreds of thousands of acres in the county, destroyed over 5,000 structures, and took two dozen lives. After reaching a legal settlement with Pacific Gas & Electric, Sonoma County allocated $25 million of the settlement funds to reduce future fire risk and protect ecosystems and agriculture. The County retained CLEE to gather expert input and prepare recommendations for how to allocate these funds most efficiently and effectively.

Implementing SB 743: Design Considerations for Vehicle Miles Traveled Bank and Exchange Programs: This report provides a set of recommendations for state agencies like Caltrans and local governments to develop bank and exchange programs that build on their existing environmental mitigation efforts.