Climate Action Plan Sets
Strategies to Reduce Emissions
In response to
the California Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32), the City
has developed a
Climate Action Plan (CAP) that establishes strategies
for reducing community-wide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. AB
32 established a goal of reducing statewide GHG emissions to
1990 levels by the year 2020.
public outreach and research, a draft plan was created and, on
July 17th, the City Council unanimously approved the
Plan and the associated Negative Declaration of
The CAP provides
a road map to achieve the community's GHG reduction goals.
Implementation of all strategies in the Plan can achieve a 15%
reduction from baseline levels by 2020, which will meet required
AB 32 State reduction goals.
strategies for climate change adaptation and reduction of GHG
emissions are divided into six categories: Buildings, Renewable
Energy, Transportation & Land Use, Water, Solid Waste, and Parks
& Open Space.
information on the planning process and ways businesses can
participate in reducing emissions in the City, visit
www.SLOcool.org or contact James David, Associate