Climate Action Plan 2.0 Survey!
The Albany City Council is committed to maintaining Albany’s small-town ambiance, responding to the needs of a diverse community, promoting business vitality, and fostering a safe, healthy, and sustainable environment. Part of the effort of preserving Albany’s unique character includes ensuring long term sustainability and resilience from climate change and its effects.
Albany’s first Climate Action Plan (CAP), which was adopted in 2010 and committed the City to reducing greenhouse gas emissions 25% by 2020, is nearing completion after years of implementation. The City’s General Plan sets forth even more ambitious goals of 60% reductions by 2035 and net zero emissions by 2050. In order to achieve these goals, Albany is developing a new Climate Action Plan (“CAP 2.0”) aimed at both reducing emissions and adapting to a changing climate.
The purpose of this survey is to gauge community priorities and interests, and to identify potential climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies to include in the CAP 2.0. The community will have additional opportunities to engage in the development of the plan beginning in early 2019.
Thank you for your participation in the survey. Please submit responses by Wednesday, October 31st.
If you need assistance or have questions regarding this survey or the City’s climate action planning process, please contact Elizabeth Carrade at email@example.com or (510) 528-5762.
In June 2006, the City of Albany committed to becoming a member of ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability and participating in the Alameda County Climate Protection Project (ACCPP). As part of the project, the City conducted a baseline Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory , set a community-wide emissions reduction target, and developed a Climate Action Plan (CAP).
Climate Action Plan
The Albany City Council adopted the Climate Action Plan (CAP) in April 2010. The CAP is comprised of polices and measures that, when implemented, will enable the City to meet its target for greenhouse gas emission reductions.
The City Council has approved an Implementation Plan for the CAP, which outlines how the City will begin the process of taking action against climate change locally.
Mayor & Council Commitments
The City Council Strategic Plan aims to advance climate action in order to foster a healthy and sustainable urban village. Albany's Climate Action Plan (CAP), adopted in 2010, establishes a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by the year 2020. The General Plan includes additional reduction goals of 60% by 2035 and net zero emissions by 2050.
The Albany City Council adopted Resolution No. 2017-48 supporting the Paris Climate Agreement and joining the Climate Mayors organization on June 19, 2017. The Paris Climate Agreement, adopted in December 2015, committed the United States and 194 other nations to set new greenhouse gas reduction targets, work to reduce emissions, and plan for climate adaptation and resilience. The Climate Mayors is a network of U.S. mayors committed to working together to strengthen local efforts for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and to supporting efforts for binding federal and global-level policy making.