State and Local Climate and Energy Program
Local Climate and Energy Program
EPA's Local Climate and Energy Program helps local governments meet sustainability goals with cost-effective climate change and clean energy strategies. Local governments can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and achieve multiple community goals such as reducing air pollutants, lowering energy costs, supporting local economic development, and improving public health, quality of life, and the reliability and security of their energy system.
EPA provides local governments with peer exchange training opportunities and planning, policy, technical, and analytical information to advance their climate change mitigation and clean energy goals.
Learn about topics related to climate change mitigation and adaptation programs. Topics include:
Local Government Activities
Review activities that local governments typically undertake in the process of developing and implementing a climate change mitigation strategy. Activities include:
- Developing an Action Plan
- Developing a GHG Inventory
- Identifying and Evaluating Policy Options
- Designing and Implementing Programs
- Establishing Funding Sources and Financing Vehicles
- Leading by Example in Government Operations
- Engaging Stakeholders
- Determining Results