The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is charged with protecting the public from the harmful effects of air pollution and developing programs and actions to fight climate change. From requirements for clean cars and fuels to adopting innovative solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, California has pioneered a range of effective approaches that have set the standard for effective air and climate programs for the nation, and the world.
The California Air Resources Board supports the state's climate goals with investments in low-carbon transit and development that puts housing closer to work and transportation hubs. Planning for development that allows residents to rely less on individual cars, and provides greater opportunities for walking, biking and access to clean transit options, is what sustainable communities are all about. By coordinating transportation and land use planning to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, California is working not only towards more sustainable communities, but healthier and more livable ones, as well.