ClimatePlan is a network of dozens of organizations; together, we are changing how land-use planning and transportation investments occur throughout California.

This work is critical to meeting California's ambitious climate change goals  and we aim to achieve much more. Our vision is to create a healthier, more sustainable California, where people of all backgrounds and incomes have the opportunity to thrive.

  • State Policy: Opportunities and Challenges at the end of 2019

    In October, we at ClimatePlan were elated to announce Governor Newsom’s latest effort to tackle climate change – Executive Order N-19-19 – which required the State Transportation Agency will leverage $5 billion in annual state transportation spending to: Align the state’s climate goals with the state’s transportation spending. Reduce driving by strengthening the connection between jobs, housing, and transportation. Reduce congestion by investing in innovative strategies that encourage people to shift from cars to other modes of transportation. Invest in transportation options that improve Californians’ health such as walking, bicycling, and other active modes. Mitigate costs for lower-income Californians. This type of action is critical if California wants to avoid even more destructive wildfires.
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    Planning Holistically in the Face of Climate Change

    In 2018, Local Government Commission released a report entitled, Bringing Water and Land Use Together. This report focused on identifying the challenges -- as well as the opportunities -- around moving California toward a more holistic approach to managing water and land resources. As noted in ClimatePlan’s Strategic Direction, Californians are already experiencing the impacts of climate change. From wildfires, droughts, and flooding, it is critical that California starts to pursue integrated approaches around water and land use to address the challenges California faces.
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