Community Climate Action Planning – November 23, 2018

Community Climate Action Planning

The City of Santa Rosa has a long-standing commitment to environmental protection and working to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In August 2005, the City adopted a resolution setting a GHG emission reduction target for City government operations of 20% below 2000 levels by 2010, and a community-wide GHG emissions reduction target of 25% below 1990 levels by 2015.

To reach these ambitious targets, City staff and consultants prepared two Climate Action Plans.

The Community-wide Climate Action plan (CCAP) guides GHG reduction policies and activities at the community level. It consists of a city-wide GHG emissions inventory, which separates activities that generate GHG emissions into sectors including vehicle transportation, building energy usage, water delivery systems and others. The CCAP also identifies GHG reduction measures for each of those sectors.

The Municipal Climate Action Plan (MCAP) focuses on the GHG emissions associated with municipal facilities and operations including the municipal water distribution system, wastewater treatment activities, City buildings and facilities, public lighting, and vehicle fleet.

Together, the CAPs recognize the imperative to act and demonstrate the City’s continued commitment to reducing GHG emissions. The City has and continues to actively implement GHG reduction measures from both CAPs to reduce local GHG emissions to meet state, regional and local reduction targets.

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Mike Turgeon

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