Greenhouse Gas Reduction Opportunities for Local Governments: A Quantification and Prioritization Framework

Under Senate Bill 375, California counties and cities must develop greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets and specific actions to achieve them. Many of these Climate Action Plans (CAPs) are being updated now, and some existing CAPs reflect a lack of consistent methodology, relevant information, and data to support robust GHG reduction targets, and lack clarity on the likelihood of success or economic costs of mitigation. Local jurisdictions and agencies responsible for managing roadways and associated right of ways, parking, complete streets, and other transportation infrastructure assets and related operation and maintenance may play a crucial role in GHG reduction goals. The researchers propose to provide a decision support framework using a GHG mitigation “supply curve,” where the expected cost-effectiveness and total scale of mitigation is represented for a comprehensive set of possible actions. An approach for developing first-order life cycle assessment and life cycle costing and critical review will be used, and qualitative indicators for actions that may provide co-benefits (e.g., improved environmental or accessibility outcomes), especially for disadvantaged communities, will be included. Stakeholders including local governments, their consultants, and community organizations, will be engaged throughout this project.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $88672
  • Contract Numbers:

    Caltrans 65A0686 Task Order 010

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 

    University of California, Davis

    Institute of Transportation Studies
    Davis, CA  United States  95616
  • Project Managers:

    Iacobucci, Lauren

  • Performing Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Kendall, Alissa

    Harvey, John

  • Start Date: 20181201
  • Expected Completion Date: 20191130
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01689554
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Sustainable Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: Caltrans 65A0686 Task Order 010
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Dec 20 2018 11:38PM