The County has two Climate Action Plans currently in place – a Government Operations Climate Action Plan, which details strategies that can be used to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions resulting from internal activities, and a Community Climate Action Plan, which aims to reduce emissions resulting from the unincorporated areas of the County. The Office of Sustainability is responsible for the update and implementation of both Plans, ensuring that the County meets its GHG emissions reduction commitments.
Government Operations Climate Action Plan
In 2012, the Board of Supervisors adopted the County’s Government Operations Climate Action Plan, which focuses on the County’s facilities and operations. This Plan outlines GHG reduction measures to implement in the areas of energy, transportation, and solid waste in order to meet our goal of a 15% reduction in GHG emissions by the year 2020.
Community Climate Action Plan
In 2013, the County’s Planning and Building Department completed the Community Climate Action Plan (also known as the Energy Efficiency Climate Action Plan). This Plan includes a GHG inventory of all the emissions that resulted from the unincorporated areas and a list of various proposed measures to reduce these emissions. The Office of Sustainability is currently working with the Planning and Building Department to update the existing Community Climate Action Plan.