While many cities and counties are facing difficult financial times, mitigating the impacts of climate change is still recognized as a priority.
Lack of financial resources is often one of the main barriers to implementing climate mitigation measures. Cities and counties can use the Funding Wizard to identify funding opportunities for selected GHG reduction measures.
Another resource that can be useful is simply learning what other cities and counties have been able to accomplish in this area. A series of case studies have been developed in order to showcase the California local government climate programs.
- Funding Wizard A public clearinghouse is available to assist cities and counties with searching for grants, rebates, and other financial incentives for sustainable projects.
- Success Stories CoolCalifornia.org success stories summarize how California local governments are implementing measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help mitigate the impacts of climate change.
- Climate Action and Sustainability Examples The Institute for Local Government offers case stories of local governments implementing best practices for climate action and sustainability.
- The Energy Aware Planning Guide CEC offers a menu of strategies to help local governments to improve energy efficiency, reduce energy consumption, and enhance renewable sources of energy.