A Greater LA: A Framework for Climate Action is a project of The Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability (LARC). LA County Metro served as a project partner, and The California Strategic Growth Council provided funding.
The Framework provides a set of curated, synthesized, and regionally specific recommendations across five climate impact areas: Energy, Transportation & Land Use, Water, Public Health, and Ocean & Coastal Resources.
Based on the latest scientific information and input from stakeholders, if implemented the recommendations will lead to significant, real, and tangible reductions in climate impacts.
The Framework takes an integrated approach to climate action covering both mitigation and adaptation. This approach mirrors state efforts on climate change, which bring adaptation and mitigation under one umbrella. Further, given a recent increase in California adaptation regulation, the Framework devotes particular attention to this area and provides information to support local government action in this emerging field.
The Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability (LARC) is a membership organization, fostering a network of local and regional decision-makers in the Los Angeles County region to perform climate mitigation and adaptation work, using cutting edge research on local climate impacts and information management systems. LARC’s mission is to ensure a sustainable Los Angeles prepared for the impacts of climate change.
LARC is the sole climate collaborative in the LA region and its network is a cross-section of climate practitioners and decision-makers including academia, cities, LA County, regional agencies, non-profits, and businesses.
LA County Metro
Metro is LA County’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Metro plans, coordinates, designs, builds, and operates transportation services across the region’s 1,433 square miles. As a partner in this project, Metro developed a companion tool, the Transit Supportive Planning Toolkit. The Toolkit supports local action to create transit-supportive places by outlining the mobility, environmental, and economic benefits, providing examples of best practices in land use, urban design, affordable housing, finance, and community engagement, and an offering a suite of case studies from around the region and nationally. You can access the Toolkit here.
The Strategic Growth Council
California Strategic Growth Council (SGC) brings together agencies and departments within Business, Consumer Services and Housing, Transportation, Natural Resources, Health and Human Services, Food and Agriculture, and Environmental Protection, with the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research to coordinate activities that support sustainable communities emphasizing strong economies, social equity, and environmental stewardship.