US Local & Organizational

CCS works at the substate level to assist local municipalities and organizations in achieving their greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation, economic development, or economic goals. CCS support to partners in the US includes:

The Southern California Association of Governments: Design and Implementation of Regional Transportation and Land Use Approaches to Comply with California State Law SB 375. Get the final report.

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CCS' training and technical support to USFSP was conducted in two phases: 1. Develop an energy and emissions inventory and business as usual (BAU) forecast (baseline) for the campus; the chart below summarizes the historic GHG emissions and BAU forecast through 2035; 2. Develop a Climate Action Plan to assess near term goals (e.g. 2035 GHG reductions) and longer-term (2050) carbon neutrality. 

University of South Florida, St. Pete GHG Baseline

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The following direct strategies were selected for priority development within the USFSP CAP:

The chart below indicates that USFSP's business as usual (BAU) emissions can be halved by 2035 through implementation of the initial CAP strategies. Most of these reductions come from the set of aggressive ESD strategies above which will essentially zero-out the campus' electricity consumption related emissions by 2035. Future CAP updates will strengthen existing strategies and add new strategies to reduce emissions from commuting and solid waste management. 

USFSP 2016 Climate Action Plan

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