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C-CHANGE.LA — a project of Climate Resolve — provides state of the art climate information as it affects Los Angeles.

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LOS ANGELES AREA GOVERNMENTS WORKING ON CLIMATE CHANGE

Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability coordinates regional governmental action on climate change.

Alliance of Regional Collaboratives for Climate Adaptation is a network of regional collaboratives like LARC from across California.

City of Los Angeles has this environmental portal which links to the city’s climate action plan. Los Angeles Department of Water and Power also has numerous projects concerning climate change including its Integrated Energy Resource Plan, Urban Water Management Plan, and climate forecasts on water supply and delivery of electricity.

The County of Los Angeles has robust green programs, including a countywide solar map and the Community Climate Action Plan. The County Public Health Department also has information on environmental health.

Southern California Association of Governments has a Climate and Economic Development Project and produced a report on Climate Change and the Future of Southern California (2009).

Santa Monica sets high bar in their climate action plan.

South Bay Environmental Service Center serves communities in LA’s South Bay.

CLIMATE COMMUNICATIONS

Yale Project on Climate Change CommunicationsSix Americas report provides polling on American attitudes about climate change.

Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University is the premiere climate communication think tank.

EcoAmerica breaks down the American public into key sectors to help activists refine their marketing approach.
Climate Access provides activists with tried and true fact-based communications tips.
Climate Nexus is composed of science communicators spanning the fields of environmental science, traditional and digital media, public affairs, corporate sustainability, consulting, environmental policy, and documentary filmmaking.
Breakthrough Strategies and Solutions is Betsy Taylor’s consultancy service that provides tips in climate communications.
Bowman Global Change helps organizations make a sustainable transformation, translating commitments into lasting actions.

ACADEMIA – LOS ANGELES AND CALIFORNIA

UCLA IoES operates numerous climate programs including the Center for Climate Change Solutions and the Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability. You can keep abreast with the latest from IoES at its Environmental Newsroom. UCLA Law School’s Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment advances legal and policy solutions related to climate change. The Luskin Center for Innovation offers research and analyses for municiplaities.

USC Sea Grant coordinates governmental and stakeholder research and adaptative management related to sea-level-rise.

Urban and Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College provides analyses on how to make Los Angeles a sustainable city.

Antioch College offers an MA in urban sustainability.

CalTech has a robust environmental science and engineering department.

Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Alta Dena performs research on climate change.

Southwest Climate Change Network promotes the exchange of reliable science and policy information about climate-change issues in the Southwest.

CALIFORNIA CLIMATE LINKS

Cal-Adapt offers a web-based tool that maps climate risks throughout California.

California Climate Portal provides links to the state’s climate programs and policies.

California Air Resources Board is implementing Assembly Bill 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act.

California Energy Commission regulates the energy sector, a major contributor to climate change.

Cool California offers resources to Californians to reduce environmental impacts.

California Climate Data Archive is a climate monitoring and data access website for the state of California.

California Climate Adaptation Policy Guide will provide a framework to guide decision makers through the critical considerations necessary for adaptation policy development.

California Climate Change Center (CCCC) organizes core research activities at UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography and UC Berkeley and is complemented by efforts at other research institutions, including many UC campuses and laboratories.

California Nevada Applications Program (CNAP) provides Climate information for California and Nevada decision makers.

California Phenology Project tracks the impact of climate change on California’s flora and fauna. Grinnell Resurvey Project similarly retraces changes documented in Joseph Grinnell’s survey of California mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles in the 1910s.

Joint Policy Committee (JPC) is developing and implementing a set of initiatives which the Bay Area governments undertake to deal with the issues of climate change.

San Diego Foundation’s Climate Initiative supports efforts to deepen community awareness about the local impacts of climate change and spur regional action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. They have published a report called San Diego, 2050 is Calling. How Will We Answer? that seeks to develop and implement a climate change education plan for San Diego.

Green Cities California is the coalition of municipal sustainability efforts in the state.

CAPCOA offers real world advice on implementing climate policies.

CLIMATE SCIENCE – NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL

Climate Central is a key research center and clearinghouse for climate information in the United States.

National Academy of Sciences highlights climate studies that have been produced by the nation’s leading scientists.

National Global Change Research Program coordinates federal research on climate change, including the National Climate Assessment.

NASA studies all aspects of the Earth’s system including global climate change.

US/EPA is working to protect the health and welfare of Americans through common sense measures to reduce greenhouse gas pollution and to prepare for climate change.

NOAA conducts key research programs on climate change.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the UN sponsored research body assessing climate change.

Real Climate is run by climate scientists for climate scientists.

Skeptical Science cogently offers peer reviewed science on climate change.

CLIMATE SOLUTIONS – INTERNATIONAL

C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group(C40) is a network of large and engaged cities from around the world committed to implementing meaningful and sustainable climate-related actions locally that will help address climate change globally.Center for Climate Strategies promotes positive solutions to the climate crisis.

U.K.’s Department of Energy and Climate Change is working toward international action to tackle climate change.

Netherlands National Climate Research Program enhances learning between communities and people regarding climate scenarios, mitigation and adaptation.

Danish Ministry of the Environment provides knowledge about climate change and offers ideas on how to adapt to it.

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation is Australia’s most beloved institution — and is helping Australians understand, respond to and plan for a changing climate.

Germany’s Federal Environment Agency focuses on climate change and its impact on different systems and fields as well as the future development of international climate protection conventions.

European Commission leads international negotiations on climate and helps the EU to deal with the consequences of climate change.

MEDIA LINKS ON CLIMATE CHANGE

KQED’s Environment blog covers California-specific climate change and environmental news.

Daily Climate provides a superb (albeit East Coast biased) review of climate stories.

Politico offers a superb morning energy report on federal policy, federal hearings and events and news stories.

Grist’s Dave Roberts is consistently provocative and informative.

Climate Progress is Joseph Romm’s acerbic summary of all things climatic change.

Legal Planet blog covers California environmental matters curated by the law schools at UCLA and UC Berkeley.

DeSmogBlog is a wonderfully partisan view on climate science.

Climate Denial Crock of the Week, despite the caustic name, provides excellent timely news.

California Clean Energy News is a group that you can join to be provided with a daily report on California’s progress in moving towards clean technology.

Climate Change Policy and Practice provides international news on adaptation and mitigation activities.

ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS WORKING ON CLIMATE CHANGE

Alliance for Climate Education educates high school students on the science behind climate change and inspires them to take action to curb global warming.

MoveLA is the LA-area office of Climate Plan, the statewide organization working to reduce California’s greenhouse impacts thru reduced vehicle emissions.

Council for Watershed Health is building an international community of Mediterranean cities addressing the climatic impact on local water supply.

TreePeople makes the connection between climate adaptation, tree-planting and stormwater capture.

Heal the Bay is educating Angelenos on the changing climate and our oceans.

Green LA Coalition coordinates advocacy among LA’s environmental organizations.

National environmental organizations with an office in Los Angeles that in addition to climate change work on a wide-range of policy measures: NRDC, Global Green USA, The Sierra Club, Coalition for Clean Air, California League of Conservation VotersCenter for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technology, Environment California, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Communities for a Better Environment and The Nature Conservancy.

Environmental organizations with offices elsewhere in California that have a climate program: Union of Concerned Scientists, Environmental Defense Fund, and the American Lung Association-California.