Using Translation

The County of San Mateo has added a translation feature developed by Google Translate to assist web visitors in understanding information on this website in a variety of foreign languages. Please be aware that Google Translate, a free third party service which the County does not control, provides automated computer translations that may not give you an exact translation. The County cannot guarantee the accuracy of translations through Google Translate so translations should not be considered exact and only used as a rough guide. Anyone relying on information obtained from Google Translate does so at his or her own risk. The County disclaims and will not accept any liability for damages or losses of any kind caused by the use of the Google Translate feature.

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions

In 2007, San Mateo County joined the “Cool Counties” initiative, a joint effort of the Sierra Club and 12 counties across the U.S. to reduce local greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 80% by the year 2050. Our baseline emissions inventory for 2005 was conducted by the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives. Since then, we’ve completed the County’s GHG inventory for our government operations for the years 2010 and 2015. Overall, the County’s emissions from our operations have decreased over time by 3% from 2005 levels. To ensure that emissions continue to decrease, we will continue to conduct an inventory of the County’s government operations every five years. For details on each year’s emissions, please see the PDF reports below:

We’re currently working on the Unincorporated San Mateo County’s GHG emissions inventories for years 2010 to 2015. Please check back for updates on the progress of the Unincorporated County GHG emissions report.