Tag Archives: Climate Action Plans
Water and energy, rain and drought….
At this time (2018-2019), the region has experienced extremely high rainfall, with reservoirs filled to the brim. But just last year, we were concerned about the lack of rain, how much water we can save, and in that context, how … Continue reading
The Cost of a CAP Part 6: Limitations
Part of understanding climate action plan (CAP) cost analyses results includes identifying what is not incorporated into the analyses. CAP implementation cost analyses (ICAs) and benefit-cost analyses (BCAs) described in earlier posts have inherent limitations that can create a level … Continue reading
The Cost of a CAP Part 5: The Cost (or Benefit) to Participate
How is this CAP going to impact my constituents? Jurisdictions who are in the process of adopting or updating their climate action plans (CAPs) are concerned with more just the budgetary impacts and overall cost-effectiveness of CAP measures. There is … Continue reading
The Cost of a CAP Part 2: How Much is This Climate Action Plan Going to Cost Our City?
More and more, local jurisdiction staff, decision makers, and stakeholders are interested in the cost of implementing climate action plan measures and actions. We are often asked by local jurisdiction officials some form of the question: how much is thing … Continue reading
The Cost of a CAP: Monetary impacts of local GHG reduction measures
More and more cities in California are developing Climate Action Plans (CAPs). During our climate action planning work with cities, we repeatedly hear questions from the public and city staff about costs. How much is this climate action plan going … Continue reading
Litigation Update: Latest Round of Litigation Filed over County of San Diego CAP and General Plan Update Amendment
On March 16, 2018, the Sierra Club and several other environmental and climate oriented organizations (Petitioners) filed a Writ of Mandate in San Diego Superior Court against the County of San Diego. The Writ challenges the County of San Diego’s … Continue reading
COPs and CAPs: Goals for stabilization of carbon emissions
The COP21 talks and events started on Monday November 30, 2015. Though California is not a nation, and therefore not a member of the UNFCCC, there are 8 California lawmakers accompanying Governor Brown to the Conference. While the US government, … Continue reading