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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.

Getting Started

Review approaches for developing climate change mitigation and clean energy policies and programs. more »


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.

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Climate Showcase Communities Program

Learn more about EPA's competitive climate change mitigation grant program for local governments. The grant program aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to provide successful model projects for other locals to replicate. more »

Local Examples

Find out about climate change activities underway in different communities across the U.S. through case studies, GHG inventories, and climate change action plans. more »

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