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:
- Land Use Planning and Community Design
- Renewable Energy
- Sustainable Materials Management
- Water / Wastewater
Local Climate Action Framework
A step-by step implementation guide is available to provide guidance and resources for local governments to plan, implement, and evaluate climate, energy, and sustainability projects and programs. Select any of the six phases of implementation listed below to access the associated guidance and resources.
- Develop GHG Inventory
- Reach Out & Communicate
- Set Goals & Select Actions
- Obtain Resources
- Take Action
- Track & Report