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Climate Action

Climate Action

Climate Action Program

Climate change is a global issue that requires local action, and the City of Los Angeles is taking aggressive measures to combat further climate impacts. LA Sanitation & Environment (LASAN), recognized as a national leader in environmental services and programs, is a critical partner in the City’s climate response and in advancing the path towards the City’s climate goals.

Achieving our climate goals will be a significant challenge. There is no simple solution. LASAN is committed to proactively addressing climate change and supporting climate action in line with our mission to protect public health and the environment.

Building on nearly a decade of experience, LASAN’s Climate Action Program supports the City’s path towards carbon neutrality as outlined by the Sustainable City pLAn. Housed within the Regulatory Affairs Division of LASAN, this program collaborates with City departments, policymakers, and outside agencies on climate-related reports and activities.

Program Materials

The Climate Action Program conducts inventories on an annual basis to quantify the amount of greenhouse gases (GHGs) released from municipal operations and community activity, and publishes the inventories and related materials here. You can download the reports and poster below.
ELC for Climate Change page 240x180
ELC for Climate Change page 240x180
The "Advancing Climate Action" report outlines the key components of LASAN’s Climate Action Program.
City Hall 1 for Climate Change page 240x180
City Hall 1 for Climate Change page 240x180
The City of Los Angeles 2017 Municipal Inventory summarizes GHG emissions that occurred from all City operations in 2017 as well as reductions made since the City’s baseline year of 2008.
Downtown LA Skyline for Climate Change page 240x180
Downtown LA Skyline for Climate Change page 240x180
The Climate Action poster provides a brief overview of climate change, its effects on Los Angeles, and how the City and its residents can reduce climate impact.
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FAQs

Q: What is the difference between the community and municipal inventories?
A:

While both inventories track greenhouse gases released in the City, the community inventory includes all GHGs produced within City

boundaries, regardless of whether the City has any direct control over them. For example, the community inventory includes emissions
from privately owned cars and homes within the City limits.

 

The municipal inventory only includes GHGs produced by City government operations that are under the City’s control, regardless of the
geographic location. For example, this includes emissions from water reclamation plants and streetlights operated by the City.

Q: What GHGs do the inventories track?
A:

The inventories track three main GHGs: carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrous oxide (N2O), and methane(CH4).

Emission totals are reported in carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e) for simplicity.

Q: Who can I contact if I have more questions?
A:

You can contact us at san.climateaction@lacity.org, or call us at (213) 485-3640.