Climate Change, Land Use and Infrastructure
Working Group for the Climate Action Team

Purpose

The Climate Change, Land Use and Infrastructure (CCLU-In) works to coordinate state efforts at the interface of land use and climate change and to ensure that various planning efforts (housing and development, transportation, public health, etc.) address the linkages between mitigation measures and adaptation strategies.

Potential climate change impacts to land use include urban climate and heat island effects, flooding, land use patterns and planning, significant adverse impacts to air quality, population, energy and water consumption, waste issues, and public health, vehicle use strategies, and traffic.

Activities

Develop and Disseminate Information and Guidance

CEQA Guidelines and Land Use Regulatory Tools

Land Use Incentive Programs Supporting Conservation of Natural Resources and Agricultural Land

SB375: Regional Transportation-Related Greenhouse Gas Targets

Deliverables

SB375: Regional Transportation-Related Greenhouse Gas Targets
Coordinate the implementation of the provisions of Senate Bill 375

A flow chart has been developed to guide local planners in the use of the CEQA exemption and streamlining provisions of SB375, and can be found at the Governor's Office of Planning and Research

Contacts

Climate Change Unit
California Environmental Protection Agency
(916) 322-7649
climatechange@calepa.ca.gov

Michael McCormick, Senior Planner, OPR
Michael.McCormick@opr.ca.gov
(916) 322-2318

Current Roster of Participating Agencies

  • Air Resources Board
  • Cal/EPA
  • Caltrans
  • Department of Conservation
  • Department of Housing
  • and Community Development
  • Department of Public Health
  • Department of Toxic Substances Control
  • Department of Water Resources
  • Energy Commission
  • Natural Resources Agency
  • Office of Planning and Research (OPR)
  • Strategic Growth Council

For Additional Information

Governor's Office of Planning and Research (OPR)

Sustainable Communities

Climate Change, Land Use and Infrastructure Web Portal