• Building a Better California

    ClimatePlan is Hiring!

    ClimatePlan is looking for a new Director! After 6 years of effective, inspiring, dedicated leadership, our founding Director Autumn Bernstein is taking a well-earned bow. In our next Director we seek a proven bridge builder, an innovative leader, and a seasoned policy advocate.

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    Taking on the targets

    ClimatePlan takes on regional greenhouse gas reduction targets in 2014, urging the California Air Resources Board to encourage ambitious action in the San Joaquin Valley and to consider increasing the targets for the next round of sustainable community strategies.

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    ClimatePlan works to shape the future of California’s transportation agencies

    Following the recommendations of a comprehensive organizational review, the state transportation agency has begun to shift towards implementing California’s environmental goals, and ClimatePlan is focusing efforts on ensuring this transition is as robust as possible.

From the climate crisis to the economic crisis, California stands at a pivotal moment in our history.

These challenges make it clear that California must change how we plan for future growth. The passage of SB 375 in 2008 creates an opportunity for California to build better communities while also reducing harmful air pollution. Learn More »


Around the State


Most Californians would like a job closer to home, an easier commute, and lower housing costs, but cities and towns must coordinate at a regional scale to get these results. Click on a region to learn more about its unique situation and implementation of SB 375.

What’s New

San Joaquin Valley COGs: Unpacking the Black Box...

By Carey Knecht, ClimatePlan Associate Director June 23, 2014 The San Joaquin Valley’s first Sustainable Communities Strategies (SCS...

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Changing the tide: Ensuring California invests in sustainable transportation choices!...

By Chanell Fletcher, ClimatePlan Policy Coordinator June 17, 2014   Every two years, the California Transportation Commiss...

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