Climate Action Projects

City of Benicia, CA: Developing Sustainable Communities

EFC West worked with the City of Benicia to support their efforts to educate their citizens on climate change issues and help implement their Climate Action Plan emphasizing both adaptation and mitigation.

City of Antioch, CA: Climate Action Plan

EFCWest in partnership with the GreenMBA at Dominican University of California incorporated innovative systemic tools to help the city access community knowledge to develop its Climate Action Plan.

City of San Rafael, CA: Green for Profit

Interactive sustainability workshops were conducted by the Environmental Finance Center, Natural Capitalism Solutions and GreenMBA alumni and students, with support from the City of San Rafael and the Marin Chamber of Commerce. Through our Greening for Profit program, organizations are transformed to be leaner, greener and more profitable by reducing their climate footprint.

Southern Nevada Food and Organics Recovery Workshop

On September 30th, 2015, as part of the EPA’s Making a Visible Difference in Communities initiative, a Southern Nevada Food and Organics Recovery Workshop was hosted by U.S. EPA, the Nevada Department of Environmental Protection (NDEP), the Environmental Finance Center West (EFCWest) and the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Southern Nevada, in Las Vegas. This workshop brought together 36 representatives from the private sector, government agencies, non-profit organizations and academia to explore opportunities and barriers to the recovery of wasted food and other organic wastes generated in Southern Nevada.  Download the Workshop Report below.

On September 30th, 2015, as part of the EPA’s Making a Visible Difference in Communities initiative, a Southern Nevada Food and Organics Recovery Workshop was hosted by U.S. EPA, the Nevada Department of Environmental Protection (NDEP), the Environmental Finance Center West (EFCWest) and the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Southern Nevada, in Las Vegas.

This workshop brought together 36 representatives from the private sector, government agencies, non-profit organizations and academia to explore opportunities and barriers to the recovery of wasted food and other organic wastes generated in Southern Nevada. 

Download the Workshop Report below.

International Guidebook of Environmental Finance Tools

Researched and written by EFCWest, The International Guidebook of Environmental Finance Tools provides guidance to countries in developing and implementing the most commonly used, widely applicable, and potentially high-impact environmental finance tools. It does not offer a comprehensive list of all the environmental finance tools available to developing countries. Rather, it aims to define and analyze the primary tools that are already in use and that can be applied globally to advance protected areas, pro-poor energy, sustainable agriculture and sustainable forestry. Download the Workshop Report below.

Researched and written by EFCWest, The International Guidebook of Environmental Finance Tools provides guidance to countries in developing and implementing the most commonly used, widely applicable, and potentially high-impact environmental finance tools. It does not offer a comprehensive list of all the environmental finance tools available to developing countries. Rather, it aims to define and analyze the primary tools that are already in use and that can be applied globally to advance protected areas, pro-poor energy, sustainable agriculture and sustainable forestry.

Download the Workshop Report below.