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Tool | 2024

State Priority Climate Action Plans Assessment Spreadsheet

This spreadsheet contains the results of a review of the 47 state Priority Climate Action Plans (PCAPS) submitted to the EPA as part of the Climate Pollution Reduction Grants program (CPRG).

By Drew Veysey, Molly Freed, Wendy Jaglom-Kurtz, Jake Glassman, Adefunke Sonaike, Kayleigh Rubin, Nathan Iyer; Evergreen Collaborative: Rachel Patterson, Trevor Dolan, Mattea Mrkusic, Charles Harper, Courtney Bourgoin, Joe Fitzgibbon, Daniela Schulman; Climate XChange: Greg Casto, Destiny Gonzalez, Jonah Kurman-Faber, Kristen Soares, Ruby Wincele

RMI, Evergreen Collaborative, and Climate XChange reviewed 47 climate plans from 45 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia that were submitted to the US EPA as part of the Climate Pollution Reduction Grants (CPRG) program. These Priority Climate Action Plans (PCAPs) lay out and quantify each state’s plans for reducing climate pollution across their economies. The states and territories represented collectively account for about 90 percent of the country’s population and climate pollution. For almost half of the states — 23 — these Climate Plans represent the first meaningful climate action planning effort since at least 2018.

These plans give a unique and unprecedented view into state climate planning, providing an incredible wealth of data never before available. To make the data and information in the plans more accessible, this spreadsheet pulls out and organizes key information from the plans, including information on each of the over 650 climate pollution-reducing measures and their projected greenhouse gas impact. The spreadsheet also includes information on the required, optional, and additional elements provided in each of the 47 PCAPs, highlighting particularly strong examples of each element.


Content can be filtered by several fields, including state and sector, making it easier to digest and understand the vast quantity of information included in state plans. This information can be used to identify patterns, trends, and gaps in the way states are thinking about and approaching climate planning in their states. The spreadsheet provides easier access to specific elements of each plan and includes links and page numbers allowing you to refer back to the original text for more information.

This treasure trove of information — now organized and streamlined — provides an invaluable snapshot of state climate planning today and can be used to inform future planning and action.

See the About tab in the spreadsheet for more information on the reviewers’ methodology.

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