State Climate Policy Tracker

Please note - We are always  in the process of updating the climate policy tracker with important updates including key contact information that has changed since the November, 2010 elections.

In conjunction with a state's GHG reduction targets, the development of a comprehensive Climate Action Plan is essential to any state or municipalities efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Once GHG emissions targets are set, a Climate Action Plan can provide the roadmap or guide to achieving those targets. A comprehensive climate action plan may have several recommendations based on the composition of a state's emissions.

There are currently over 33 U.S. states that have completed or are in the process of completing a climate action plan. The Climate Policy Program has been tracking the implementation of completed plans to ensure that actions listed in the plan are actually being taken. The Climate Action Policy Tracker is a working document as many states are continually making progress. We invite state policy makers to provide us with any updates on their progress. It is also important to note that the tracker includes just the actions listed in the state's Climate Action Plan and does not include other climate and energy related initiatives a state has undertaken that could reduce GHG emissions (but are not listed in their plan).

Click here to view the State Policy Tracker. (Last updated 2/11/2011)