Analysing sustainable pathways and carbon reduction trajectories based on SSPs in Los Angeles to achieve a carbon neutral andsustainable city (Phase 1: SSP narratives)

Under the Paris Agreement, which was adopted in 2015, Los Angeles has been strongly motivated to be a global leader by creating an achievable climate action plan and sustainable solutions. To meet its goals, the city has developed L.A.’ s Green New Deal, which is an expanded version of the first Sustainable City pLAn developed in 2015. This Green New Deal calls for a carbon neutral city by 2050, which is an ambitious target considering current carbon emissions in Los Angeles. To realistically achieve this target, Los Angeles has to develop innovative pathways to dramatically reduce its emissions that align with creating a sufficient green economy and lifestyle transitions. Therefore, this study investigates possible pathways and carbon reduction trajectories in key sectors linked with concrete, sustainable solutions.