The Sac Metro Air District is pleased to present the Final Handbook for Analyzing Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions, Assessing Climate Vulnerabilities, and Advancing Health and Equity (GHG Handbook). This document updates the 2010 CAPCOA Quantifying Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Measures Handbook, which is widely used by local governments across California to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from new land use development projects and to create climate action plans, master plans, and general plans. The 2021 edition of the GHG Handbook was unanimously adopted by the California Air Pollution Control Officers Association (CAPCOA) Board of Directors at their December 15, 2021, meeting.
The Sac Metro Air District is leading a comprehensive update of the 2010 GHG Handbook and the
California Emissions Estimator Model (CalEEMod). The update incorporates new GHG mitigation strategies and refreshes quantification methods and underlying data. In addition, the GHG Handbook and CalEEMod will incorporate analysis of climate hazards and health and equity for the first time to better align with State of California environmental justice and climate adaptation policies and goals.
You can download the Final GHG Handbook here:
If you have any questions, please contact GHGHandbook [at] airquality.org.
This project is funded by a Caltrans SB-1 Adaptation Planning Grant, with additional support from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and the California Department of Public Health. The project began in March 2020 and will conclude in May 2022. The project team consists of staff from Sac Metro Air District, ICF, Fehr & Peers, and Sonoma Technologies Inc. (STI). Sac Metro Air District would also like to thank the members of the project technical advisory committee, who have provided insight, guidance, and expertise with this project.