New Fronts in Tackling the Climate Crisis


As new climate standards evolve, local planners work to meet climate and resiliency targets and Congress and the Biden Administration aim to advance critical new programs. Find out the latest on new policies and how to navigate the politics of climate change. Later this fall, world leaders will gather for the next global meeting on climate change. In Washington and across the states, policy makers are debating new standards, resources, and programs — related to buildings, transportation, and energy — to address climate change. Meanwhile, the local demand for climate and resilience plans continues to grow. Planning sits at the intersection of these issues and policy trends. Experts discuss new federal administrative action, the outlook for legislation, and what we can learn from the successes and failures of local initiatives.

  • Create climate action plans that lead to measurable progress.
  • Access new federal transportation and energy resources to enhance resilience plans and mitigate emissions
  • Identify opportunities for improving and advancing building efficiency and net zero initiatives and codes.