We recommend a new grant to the Institute for Transportation Systems at UC Davis for work the policy design of a national Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). There are four pieces to this project. First, the team will compare the various global land-use change models that currently exist and, to, identifying and, to the extent possible, reconcile their key differences. Second, the project team will develop policy guidelines for a credit trading system for fuel producers and suppliers. Third, this project will identify key technological, economic, and infrastructure barriers to rolling out an LCFS. Finally, the study will analyze the economic impact of different LCFS types - examining impacts on the agricultural sector including the impacts on farm income, food costs and fuel prices.
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Grants to this Grantee
for support of the Bulosan Center's AAPI work
Bulosan Center for Filipino Studies at UC Davis advances research, education, and advocacy for historical and contemporary issues faced by Filipinos in the United States, the Philippines, and abroad. This grant is one of several made to support organizations serving Asian and Pacific Islander communities, in the Bay Area and beyond, in response to the rise of violence against these communities in 2020 and 2021.
for building support to achieve greenhouse gas targets from land use and transportation measures
The Institute of Transportation at University of California at Davis conducts and disseminates research addressing the challenges of transportation and land use. The Institute would continue to support the implementation of California’s SB 375—the leading example of performance-based transportation planning in the U.S.—by providing two important elements to Metropolitan Planning Organizations and supporting nongovernmental organizations: (1) modeling results for options to reach the emissions targets set for each region for 2020 and 2035 and (2) analysis of, and solutions to, the institutional and financial barriers to implementation. The lessons learned from implementation of SB 375 will be valuable throughout the U.S.
for a project on changes in rural household welfare and their implications for development policy
The Rural Economies of the Americas Program at the University of California at Davis is a research center devoted to understanding the problems of the Mexican rural sector by collecting data, conducting research, training students, enhancing institutional development, and disseminating critical research findings to policymakers, academics, and the public. In collaboration with a Mexican university, El Colegio de México, the Rural Economies of the Americas Program recently completed the third round of the Mexican National Rural Household Survey. This survey provided detailed information on poverty and welfare in rural Mexico that is comparable over time. A renewal would provide researchers with support to analyze and disseminate findings related to whether rural households have been able to move out of poverty or have fallen into further impoverishment, and how public investments have affected rural welfare at the household and community levels. The results of this research would shed light on how to make government subsidies more responsive to the needs of Mexico’s poorest rural communities.