Climate Planning

Learn about the Air District’s climate planning efforts.

Bay Area Regional Climate Action Planning Initiative

The Air District has received funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Pollution Reduction Grant program, or CPRG, to create a regional climate action plan for the northern and central Bay Area region. (The southern region is part of a separate planning effort.) Learn more about the multi-year planning effort, referred to as the Bay Area Regional Climate Action Planning Initiative, or BARCAP.

Local Government Climate Planning

Local governments play a critical role in enacting on-the-ground policies and programs that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Air District’s Climate Protection Planning Program provides planning and policy support to these key partners.

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Featured Resources

View a few featured climate planning resources to support Bay Area local governments. Explore the full Local Government Support Program Resource Library for more.

  • Local CAP Reduction Measures Database
    Downloadable MS Excel spreadsheet of local climate action plan (CAP) measures implemented throughout the Bay Area.
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  • Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) Data Portal
    The VMT Data Portal is a data portal developed for local governments to support GHG inventory development for climate action planning.

    This site is valuable for Bay Area jurisdictions to develop and update their greenhouse gas inventories, aid climate planning, track progress, and comprehend community transportation emissions within the broader regional context, aligning with MTC's long-range transportation plan.
  • Climate Tech Finance
    Funding to accelerate low-carbon technology projects. You have big ideas and big projects. Climate Tech Finance offers financial support to increase the speed of your success and size of your impact.

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Last Updated: 6/12/2024