2022 American Planning Association California Chapter Award of Excellence – Best Practices
Climate change is already having profound impacts on people and planning in California. Local governments, institutions, project developers, and communities across the state must prepare for growing climate impacts while working to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and advance social equity. These are real challenges, but they also represent new opportunities. We can design and build healthier neighborhoods, develop clean air solutions, and create more equitable, resilient communities and economies. This Handbook for Analyzing Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions, Assessing Climate Vulnerabilities, and Advancing Health and Equity: Designed for Local Governments, Communities, and Project Developers (Handbook) offers data and methods to help effectively achieve these objectives.
The Handbook provides methods to quantify GHG emission reductions from a specified list of measures, primarily focused on project-level actions. The Handbook also includes a method to assess potential benefits of different climate vulnerability reduction measures, as well as measures that can be implemented to improve health and equity.
Use the navigation on the left of this website to navigate through the chapters of the Handbook or to download the full Handbook. Each page contains an overview of the chapter, and links to key information, resources, and the full chapter, section, or appendix.