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Erin Coutts

Executive Director

Los Angeles Regional Collective for Climate Action and Sustainability

Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability, UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, 619 Charles E. Young Drive East, LaKretz Hall – Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA


Erin Coutts is the Executive Director of the Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability (LARC). Housed at UCLA, LARC is a membership organization that works to facilitate a sustainable and resilient Los Angeles. Erin is focused on convening local and regional decision-makers who perform climate mitigation and adaptation work. LARC helps them to maximize limited resources and determine the best courses of action for the region.

Before moving to LA in 2018, she completed a master’s degree in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University. As a planning student, she helped the City of Cambridge earn a five-star rating through the STAR Communities comprehensive sustainability assessment. She is thrilled that this role will LARC will allow her to continue working with cities to prepare Los Angeles for the impacts of climate change.