Resources for Continuing Climate Action

Acting on Climate Change continues to be a pressing issue for many California communities. As local governments shift resources to manage ever changing conditions, they are facing unprecedented resource and capacity restraints. It is imperative that public agencies continue to work together with their community to sustain a livable and equitable environment. Community-driven Climate Action Plans continue to be staples in addressing the climate crisis through reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, limiting vulnerabilities and working to reverse racial and social inequalities.

ICLEI USA works with local governments across the US, providing technical assistance and connecting peers on greenhouse gas inventorying, climate action planning, adaptation and equity. The ClearPath climate action planning software is one of ICLEI USA’s flagship resources with four main modules to aid communities through the climate action planning process. These modules include the Inventory, Forecast, Planning and Monitoring modules. The Inventory module allows communities to conduct greenhouse gas inventories for multiple years, while the Forecast, Planning and Monitoring modules aid climate action planning and implementation. In this session, ICLEI USA will discuss the ClearPath tool and how to use each module to continue the Climate Action Planning process. We will be joined by Google’s Environmental Insights Explorer team to discuss a new data source for greenhouse gas inventorying for California communities. EIE provides proprietary Google data for public benefit in an effort to lighten the burden of data collection associated with developing GHG inventories and local sustainability policy.