Climate Action Plans for Southern California Tribal Nations


Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) is partnering with the La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians and the San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians to develop and implement climate action plans to help these Southern California tribal nations combat climate pollution.

The tribes reached out to CSE to obtain and implement funds under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Pollution Reduction Grant program to develop strategies to curb near-term greenhouse gas emissions. Both tribes have rich traditions of pursuing a healthy environment and have instituted numerous renewable energy and clean transportation projects on their lands, and this is a step in expanding their efforts.

Working in close collaboration with tribal leadership, environmental officers and community members, CSE focused the climate action planning on the tribes’ highest greenhouse gas emission sources related to electricity consumption, energy usage in buildings, and transportation electrification.

The clean energy measures and high-priority projects identified by the plan are now being proposed for EPA implementation grants and other opportunities for funding to accelerate decarbonization.


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La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians

Program at a Glance

Program Goals

Assist the tribes in achieving climate action planning activities including development of greenhouse gas emissions inventories and scoping proposed priority climate action measures to reduce climate pollution.

CSE's Role

Environmental data collection
Energy and greenhouse gas analyses
Emissions reduction assessments
Recommended priority measures
Project implementation development


Distributed Energy Resources
Energy Efficiency
Energy Storage
EV Charging Infrastructure

Key Partners

La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians
San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians

State Policies Supported

Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 – Provisions Related to Climate Change

Impact Statement

CSE aims to align the program with tribal goals to ensure a clean, safe and healthy environment for current and future generations of tribal nations.