Background

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.

Implementation

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.

Climate Mayors

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.

Get Involved

Meeting the ambitious goals outlined in the CAP will take a community effort! Help contribute to the City’s sustainability initiatives contacting us at greenalbany@albanyca.org for more information or signing up for our newsletter here.