Climate Change

Climate scientists around the world have an unequivocal position: human activity is changing the earth’s climate through the release of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused by the combustion of fossil fuels. The longer action is delayed to reduce GHG emissions, the greater the risk is of irreversibly depleting nonrenewable resources and harming our environment.

Being an environmentally conscious community is a key component of the San Mateo County Shared Vision 2025. San Mateo is also a “Cool County,” which committed us to calculating greenhouse gas emissions from our County operations every five years, During the past several years, the Office of Sustainability has been working hard to meet our commitment to addressing climate change.