Government Operations Climate Action Plan
On January 26, 2021, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors adopted the Government Operations Climate Action Plan (GOCAP), a comprehensive strategy to address the climate crisis making significant reductions to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to achieve carbon neutrality by 2035. San Mateo County communities are already experiencing the impacts of climate change including rising temperatures, wildfires, and hazardous air quality, extreme storms, sea-level rise, and coastal erosion. These climate impacts are most acutely felt by children, older adults, those with medical conditions, communities of color, and residents with unstable economic or housing situations.
The plan builds on the County’s progress to date and reflects the latest science and best practices. Many actions described in the plan will not only support the achievement of the County’s climate goals but will also bring economic, environmental, health, and equity benefits for County government and the community, making government operations more efficient and improving the level of service it offers to County residents and businesses.
Click the links below to learn more about the 2020 Government Operations Climate Action Plan: