Using our tools and analysis, agencies and regulators can take climate action that addresses local issues and works at the local level, with confidence that their plans are based on reliable data.

The planned U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement has led a large number of U.S. states, cities, businesses, and colleges and universities to publicly state their continued support for the Paris agreement, both individually and through a range of organizations. Further, many have committed to creating and implementing their own sub-national decarbonization action plans.

While these local, state and regional initiatives have the potential to play an important, and positive, role in U.S. climate policy in the years ahead, too often they are constrained by a lack of experience with how to best plan for and implement effective decarbonization strategies. Additionally, it will be difficult to assess the effectiveness of these local and regional initiatives on a larger scale. Without a coherent national strategy to reference, it can be difficult for cities and states to understand what their responsibilities, goals and strategies should be in support of the Paris agreement.

With rich experience supporting decarbonization initiatives at the city, state and national levels, USDDPP is uniquely positioned to help these sub-national geographies prepare effective climate plans. Using our tools and analysis, regional agencies and regulators, as well as energy providers, businesses and other stakeholders, can take climate action that addresses local issues and works at the local level, with confidence that their plans are based on reliable decarbonization data, and that individual efforts can be aggregated with other local, state and regional initiatives to ensure that each geography's actions are consistent with the Paris commitment.

USDDPP provides the link between climate aspiration and effective climate strategy.