BERKELEY, Calif. – The California-China Climate Institute today officially launched the latest version of its States’ Climate Action Map, an interactive tool to help policymakers and researchers track climate action by state and sector across America.
“With this tool, we’re making it easier to access, track and share information about climate action at the state level,” said California-China Climate Institute Vice Chair Mary Nichols. “Our aim is to help leaders in the U.S. and China identify climate policy gaps and opportunities – and share solutions.”
The States’ Climate Action Map is an interactive map that allows users to track U.S. states with near- and long-term greenhouse gas emission reduction targets and probe climate policy action by state and sector. This includes policies in the following seven sectors: energy supply, transportation, industry, buildings, natural and working lands, adaptation and cross-sector policies.
The Institute released a beta version of this interactive map in 2021, and has since added more detailed state-by-state data, accounting for all 28 states with greenhouse gas emissions reductions targets and related policies. The updated version now also includes adaptation policies for states with greenhouse gas emissions reductions targets, and updates to state-level data across remaining sectors. Additionally, the tool includes real-time emissions data provided by Carbon Monitor, an initiative providing science-based carbon dioxide estimates.
This tool complements an 11-paper research series published by the Institute earlier this month. This research was authored by more than three dozen experts from across the U.S. and China and identified key opportunities, across sectors, for the world’s biggest emitters to accelerate climate action and deliver on the Joint Glasgow Declaration they agreed to at COP26.
The University of California-wide California-China Climate Institute was launched in 2019 and is housed jointly at UC Berkeley’s School of Law – through its Center for Law, Energy & the Environment – and the Rausser College of Natural Resources. The Institute works in partnership with the Institute of Climate Change and Sustainable Development at Tsinghua – one of China’s preeminent research institutions – as well with other University of California campuses, departments and leaders. Through joint research, training and dialogue, this Institute aims to inform policymakers, foster cooperation and partnership and drive climate solutions at all levels.
To use the States’ Climate Action Map, visit: https://ccci.berkeley.edu/states-climate-action-map.