Q&A: Chile’s Head of Climate Change on the Country’s Seminal Climate Action Law

Andres Pica Téllez is the Head of the Climate Change Division in Chile’s Ministry of Environment, where he plays a central role in implementing a law that requires every municipality to develop a climate action plan. The 2022 law marks a paradigm shift, shifting responsibility for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the Ministry of Environment […]

How US states can use solar to meet their climate targets

A newly published study co-authored by SSG’s Esteban Soto shows that California, Arizona, New Mexico, and part of Nevada can achieve climate targets by exclusively shifting to solar energy.

Award-winning community plan integrates climate considerations

The Planning Institute of BC (PIBC) presented the Silver Award for Excellence in Policy Planning to the Town of Ladysmith for their OCP, which SSG helped develop.

SSG & CCI study climate risks for new housing

Canada needs over 5 million new homes. How can we build them to prevent climate disasters?

Almost every US state has a climate action plan!

Over the past two months, over 100 cities, states, and Tribes have filed Priority Climate Action Plans (PCAPs). They outline “shovel-ready” actions that local governments can take to reduce climate pollution. What do these PCAPs mean for climate action in the US?

How to use the Greenhouse Gas Calculator for Municipal Projects

  How can municipal staff coordinate emissions reductions across all departments and all operational decisions? The GHG Calculator for Municipalities is a free tool that municipal staff can use to understand the climate impact of their decisions. The tool, which is a Microsoft Excel add-in, can help integrate climate assessments into project and policy decision […]

How cities can promote affordable housing while limiting emissions

Canada needs 5.8 million more homes to make housing affordable. How can it reduce emissions associated with building them?

It’s time for more ambitious renewable energy targets

Wealthy countries must transition to 100% renewable energy generation in the power sector by 2030 and economy-wide by 2040. Municipalities and utilities are key.

Living Solutions: A Hybrid Hot Water Heater Installation Adventure

In this third installment of our Living Solutions series, one of our colleagues takes us on their hybrid water heater installation adventure.