PROFILE: Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability

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The Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability (commonly known as LARC) is a collaborative organization housed at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, but governed by the LARC Steering Committee, which is made up of LARC members. Members of LARC demonstrate their commitment to regional climate action and sustainability by formally adopting the LARC Charter. The purpose of LARC is to share information, foster partnerships, and develop system-wide strategies to address climate change and promote a green economy through sustainable communities.

LARC has following programs:

LARC is crafting a county-wide climate action plan (publicly known as “A Greater L.A.: the Framework for Regional Climate Action and Sustainability”) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare the region to adapt to the impacts of climate change. The framework of the effort can be found here.

LARC is committed to the facilitation of critical information sharing between cities, agencies, the private sector, academia, non-profits, and other sources of regional expertise.  Meanwhile, LARC website (see Reports and Resources) serves as a substantial source of regional information about sustainability and climate change activities and policies.

LARC hosts quarterly public meetings on topics in climate change and sustainability. These meetings not only provide an update on regional activities, but also offer the opportunity to learn more about a particular subject that can be applied in diverse Southern California communities.

Serving as a centralizing force for coordinating regional strategies and efforts around climate action, LARC organize and support specific projects, grant opportunities, and coordination activities.

For more information, please visit the Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability to learn about its meetings & events, members, news, and reports & resources.