Country:United States
Year:2014
Policy status:In Force
Jurisdiction:National
Date Effective:2014
Policy Type:Information and Education>Advice/Aid in Implementation, Information and Education>Information provision
Policy Target:Buildings, Energy Sector, Industry, Transport
Agency:DOE, NASA, USDA, DHS, HUD, DOI, DOT, EPA, NOAA, USGCRP, White House
URL:http://energy.gov/epsa/climate-action-champions
Description:

The White House launched the Climate Action Champions (CAC) Initiative in December 2014 with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as lead Agency.

CAC is an interagency initiative to recognize the outstanding leadership of communities taking positive greenhouse gas mitigation and climate change resilience-building actions. The CAC facilitates federal assistance for the near- and long-term climate action goals of champion communities. The Climate Action Champions Initiative supports local and tribal government climate actions by:

  • targeting Federal support to accelerate greenhouse gas emission reductions and climate resilience in Champion communities across the U.S.;
  • ensuring Champions represent a diverse group of communities so that lessons learned have national applicability – providing replicable models for both communities demonstrating continued climate leadership and underserved communities seeking to scale their climate action;
  • working with Champions so the U.S. Government can better understand barriers to local climate action and incorporate lessons learned into Federal programs, tools, and processes where possible;
  • and engaging strong external partners to foster this work, including national philanthropies, community foundations, NGOs, and the private sector. 

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