List of climate change initiatives

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Here is a list of international, national, regional, and local political initiatives to take action on climate change (global warming).

A Climate Action Plan (CAP) is a set of strategies intended to guide efforts for climate change mitigation.[1]

International initiatives[edit]


Region Name of initiative Since
European Union, plus Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein European Union Emissions Trading Scheme 2005
European Union European Climate Change Programme June 2000

North America[edit]

Region Name of initiative Since
New England and Eastern Canadian provinces New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers (NEG-ECP) Climate Change Action Plan 2001 28 August 2001
Washington, Oregon, and California West Coast Governors’ Global Warming Initiative November 2004
Western states of Arizona, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, and Québec of Canada, with various Indian nations, US and Mexican states, and Canadian provinces as interested observers WCI, the Western Climate Initiative (formerly Western Regional Climate Action Initiative) 24 April 2007
Mid-western states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Kansas, and the Canadian province of Manitoba; observers include Indiana, Ohio, South Dakota, and the Canadian province of Ontario Midwest Governors' Accord, the Midwestern Greenhouse Gas Reduction Accord 15 November 2007
Arizona and New Mexico Southwest Climate Change Initiative 2008
Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Rhode Island, with other eastern states and Canadian provinces as observers Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative 2009
Open to all U.S. states, Canadian provinces, and Mexican states, but current participants are Arizona, British Columbia, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maine, Manitoba, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ontario, Oregon, Québec, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington[2] North America 2050 2012

National initiatives[edit]

Country Name of initiative
Australia Carbon tax in Australia, also known as the Clean Energy Plan
Canada Canada's Initiative
New Zealand New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme
Nigeria Reduction from Business as Usual (BAU)[3]
South Africa Buffelsdraai Landfill Site Community Reforestation Project
United Kingdom United Kingdom Climate Change Programme
United States President's 2002 Emission Intensity Reduction Goal

Presidential Climate Action Plan

Local initiatives[edit]

United States[edit]

State Name of initiative
California Global Warming Solutions Act
Connecticut Connecticut's Initiative
City or county Name of initiative
ICLEI campaigns for cities in Australia, Canada, Europe, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the United States CCP, Cities for Climate Protection
Baltimore Baltimore Climate Action Plan[4]
Boulder, Colorado Boulder Climate Action Plan
Chicago Chicago Climate Action Plan
Cincinnati Green Cincinnati Plan[4]
Cleveland Cleveland Climate Action Plan[4]
Detroit Detroit Climate Action Collaborative[4]
New York City New York City Panel on Climate Change
Oakland, California City of Oakland Energy and Climate Action Plan
Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Climate Initiative[4]
San Francisco San Francisco Climate Action Plan
Seattle Seattle Climate Action Plan

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bierbaum, Rosina; Stults, Missy (2013). "Adaptation to Climate Change: Context Matters". Michigan Journal of Sustainability. 1 (Fall 2013). doi:10.3998/mjs.12333712.0001.004. Retrieved 14 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "Participants". 2012. 
  3. ^ Documents/Nigeria/1/Approved Nigeria's INDC 271115.pdf
  4. ^ a b c d e Sampson, Natalie; Knott, Kimberly Hill; Smith, Dominic; Mekia, Leila; Heeres, Joel Howrani; Sagovac, Simone (Fall 2014). "Planning for Climate Change in Legacy Cities: The Case of Detroit, Michigan". Michigan Journal of Sustainability. 2 (Fall 2014). doi:10.3998/mjs.12333712.0002.004. Retrieved 14 February 2016. 

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