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.
- South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization: Baseline Inventory and Forecast Report. Get the final report.
- University of South Florida, St. Pete: Climate Action Plan - 2016: submitted as part of the institution's responsibilities under the American Colleges and Universities Presidents' Climate Commitment Program. Get the final Climate Action Plan. Get the USFSP Final GHG Baseline Report.
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
The following direct strategies were selected for priority development within the USFSP CAP:
- Energy Supply & Demand (ESD): ESD-1. Reduce Electricity Consumption; ESD-2. Increase On-Site Renewable Generation; ESD-3. Clean Power Purchases
- Transportation (T): T-1. Carpooling; T-2. Biking and Walking; T-3. Shuttle and Transit
- Waste Management (WM): WM-1. Source Reduction and Reuse; WM-2. Increase Solid Waste Recycling; WM-3. Composting: Food and Yard Waste
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