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Low Carbon Liverpool July 25, 2013. The Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability (LARC). Cultivating partnerships to connect climate research and policy . Krista Kline, Managing Director. A Brief United States Civics Lesson. OR. The “State” of California.

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the los angeles regional collaborative for climate action and sustainability larc

Low Carbon Liverpool

  • July 25, 2013

The Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability(LARC)

Cultivating partnerships to connect climate research and policy

Krista Kline, Managing Director

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The “State” of California

  • California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)
  • California Air Resources Board (CARB)
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California: AB 32 and SB 375

  • Main goal: GHG reduction
  • Carbon trading
  • Land use/transportation

nexus

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General Planning and CAPs

  • Required by the California Constitution (Government Code Sections 65300 et seq.)
    • Must include climate emissions accounting
  • Climate Action Plan
    • Inventory
    • Targets
    • Enforceable GHG control measures
    • Monitoring and Reporting mechanism
    • Flexibility for revisions
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The LARC

  • Government
  • Academia
  • Environmental Groups
  • Community Groups
  • Business Community
  • Labor
  • Students
  • Individual Citizens

Policy

Research

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What the LARC does

  • Best Practices
  • Network
  • Connect
  • Research to Policy (and Policy to Research)
  • Communicate
  • Coordinate Efforts
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Climate Mitigation & Adaptation Efforts

  • Research & information management systems
  • Outreach, education & training
  • Planning & policy development
  • Hard development: renewable energy install, green infrastructure, etc.
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The LARC Philosophy

Relevant research & information

+

Relevant outreach & training

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Good decision-making, policy development, & action

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LARC Initiatives: GHG Inventory

LA County Regional Per-Capita Emissions

Compared to other Cities and Regions

New York City (2010)

City and county of San Francisco (2010)

Seattle (2008)

LA County Regional (2010)

Southern California (SCAG, 2009)

Bay Area (2007)

Philadelphia Region (DVRPC, 2005)

Chicago Region (CMAP, 2010)

California (2009)

U.S. (2010)

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LARC Initiatives: Climate Change Impacts

  • Forecasting Climate Change Impacts in the Los Angeles Region by Dr. Alex Hall

Source: Hall, 2013

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LARC Initiatives: Mapping Electricity

Dr. Stephanie Pincetl: California Center for Sustainable Communities

at UCLA (californiasustainablecommunities.com)

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LARC Initiatives: ARCCA

Sacramento

San Francisco

Los

Angeles

San

Diego

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Contact Us!

  • Krista Kline
    • Email: kkline@ioes.ucla.edu
    • Phone: (424) 652- 1289
    • Twitter: @Climate_Matters
  • General Email: larc@ioes.ucla.edu
  • Facebook: facebook.com/LARegionalCollaborative

The LARC is housed at the