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Climate Action Plans: Local Examples

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View examples of local climate action plans from California cities and counties here.

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Cities & Counties Addressing Climate Change

The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) has prepared a list of plans and initiatives adopted by California Jurisdictions to address greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. These plans typically involve setting GHG emission reduction goals and adopting implementation measures to achieve those goals. This information is from OPR’s 2014 Annual Planning Survey.

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City of Alameda Climate Action Plan

Click here to access Local Action Plan for Climate Protection and related resources, such as sustainability grants, ordinances, and resolutions.

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City of Benicia Climate Action Plan

The City of Benicia adopted a Climate Action Plan on September 15, 2009, making Benicia the first city in Solano County to address climate change through a comprehensive Climate Action Plan.

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City of Emeryville Climate Action Plan

The City of Emeryville has approved a Climate Action Plan and goal for reducing its emissions to protect the climate. By 2020, the city plans on reducing emissions from the whole community and the government operations by 25 percent over 2004 levels. The city’s website include links to the adopting resolution, staff report and baseline emissions inventory.

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City of Hayward Climate Action Plan

Hayward’s Climate Action Plan (CAP) was adopted by the City Council on July 28, 2009 and can be downloaded from the city’s website.

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City of Martinez Climate Action Plan

The City of Martinez Climate Action Plan presents goals, principles, and strategies for reducing the city’s greenhouse gas emissions, conserving energy and natural resources,and preparing the community for the expected effects of global warming.

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City of Pasadena Green City Program

Within this site you will find convenient access to information, services and programs that support the City’s commitment to become a sustainable and green community including annual “Green City Action Plans”. 

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Sacramento County Climate Action Plan

Climate Action Plan for Incorporated and Unincorporated Sacramento County, Phase 1 Draft Climate Action Plan, May 2009.

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City of San Leandro Climate Action Plan

The City of San Leandro adopted a Climate Action Plan that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent from 2005 emissions levels by a target date of 2020.

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Green Riverside Action Plan

Riverside’s Green Action Plan reflects the city’s designation as an Emerald City, a state pilot program to help municipal governments become greener through “hands-on” technical and financial assistance.

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City of Temecula Sustainability Plan

Temecula’s Sustainability Plan was adopted by the City Council on June 22, 2010.  The plan provides a blueprint for the city to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.

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Santa Monica Sustainable City Plan

Initially adopted in 1994 and revised in 2006, Santa Monica’s Sustainable City Plan was created to enhance resources, prevent harm to the natural environment and human health, and benefit the social and economic well-being of the community. 

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City of Redlands Climate Action Plan

City of Redlands Climate Action Plan

Access the City of Redlands’ Climate Action Plan and hear how the city used the Institute’s Sustainability Best Practices Framework to help develop its climate action plan.

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