Climate & Economic Development Project
Problems of traffic congestion and air pollution are not new to this region. Residents have experienced the costs of congestion in time and dollars and often in terms of health effects as well. State legislation, Assembly Bill 32 and Senate Bill 375 sets new standards for California's production of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. Senate Bill 375 specifically gives Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), such as the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), the responsibility to work with local jurisdictions to develop a regional strategy for reducing GHG emissions.
Assembly Bill 32 and Senate Bill 375 legislation have created an impetus for SCAG to think deeply about the best long-term approaches to these challenges. To this end, SCAG is seizing the opportunity to work with its partner agencies, local business leaders, and technical experts from the region to identify a range of options to meet the region's needs for equitable economic development, pollution reduction, housing and transportation planning. Doing so will support economically viable and sustainable communities.
Final Project Report & Appendices
Microeconomic and Macroeconomic Impact Analysis of Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Policy Options for the Southern California Climate and Economic Development Project (CEDP) Final Report
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