The APA recognizes climate change as one of the most important planning challenges of this century. Climate change impacts, mainly regional in nature, make the role of planners crucial for addressing climate mitigation and adaptation issues. Whether conducting greenhouse gas emissions inventories, drafting state and municipal climate adaptation plans, setting energy efficiency goals, or crafting new clean energy facility siting laws, environmental planners will be key developers of a low-carbon future.
Want to learn about the profession of climate policy and planning? Check out the full APA Policy Guide on Climate Change, available here: