Lessons in Regional Resilience: The Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability

January 18, 2017

This case study on the Los Angeles Regional Collaborative (LARC) is part of a series of six case studies that the Georgetown Climate Center developed to explore lessons that cities across the country are learning as they work together across jurisdictional lines on climate action.

LARC supports climate resilience efforts across different sectors and actors in the Los Angeles County region and its 88 municipalities. Its membership includes Los Angeles County and three cities, other public agencies, utilities, nonprofits, and academia. Based at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), LARC has helped to bring about more localized, actionable climate science for communities in the region through strong partnerships with academia.

This case study explores the work that LARC is doing to develop regional framework to support coordinated decisionmaking, identify regional goals for adaptation and mitigation, and develop best practices and policies for achieving them, all informed by downscaled climate science for the region.

Each case study in this series explores the roles that these collaboratives are playing to support climate action in their regions, how the collaboratives are helping to align resources and policies among participating jurisdictions, and how they are structured and funded. A synthesis report also explores lessons that can be learned by comparing the efforts of each collaborative on climate policy in their regions.