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2019 Climate Action and Adaptation Plan 

The Climate Action and Adaptation Plan can be accessed here. The Albany City Council unanimously adopted the 2019 Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP) at their December 2 meeting.

If you have any questions or concerns about the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan, please contact Elizabeth Carrade at: 

ecarrade@albanyca.org  |  (510) 528-5762 

Vision

Through the Albany City Council’s Strategic Vision, we are 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 urban village. Part of the effort of preserving Albany’s unique character includes ensuring long-term sustainability and resilience from climate change and its effects. As a result, in 2017, City Council included advancing climate action through implementation and evaluation of an updated climate action plan in its Strategic Plan.

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 its first Climate Action Plan (CAP). In 2017, City Council adopted Resolution No. 2017-48, supporting the Paris Climate Agreement and joining the Climate Mayors organization. The City’s General Plan includes ambitious emissions reductions goals of 60% by 2035, and net zero emissions by 2050, and on December 2, 2019 the City Council agreed by consensus to change greenhouse gas reductions targets to 70% by 2035 and net zero emissions by 2045. 

Updated GHG targets

CAP 1.0: 25% Reductions Goal

Albany’s first Climate Action Plan (CAP 1.0), comprised of policies and measures to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat global climate change, was adopted by City Council in 2010. The CAP committed Albany to 25% greenhouse gas reductions by 2020, and focused emissions reductions strategies on building energy efficiency, transportation and land use, waste reduction, green infrastructure, water conservation, and food and agriculture.

Learn more about the City's first Climate Action Plan (CAP). 

CAP 2.0: Carbon Neutrality 

On December 2, 2019 the City Council unanimously adopted the City of Albany Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP). The CAAP will guide the City towards its emissions reduction goals: 70% GHG reductions by 2035, and net zero emissions by 2045.

Learn more about the City's 2019 Climate Action and Adaptation Plan. 

What can you do? 

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Join the Carbon-Free Albany Challenge and take actions to reduce your own carbon footprint. 

Carbon-Free Albany is an interactive one-stop-shop where residents can obtain information and resources to help them reduce their carbon emissions, track their progress, and see what their neighbors and other community members are doing to go carbon-free.

With Carbon-Free Albany, residents can take meaningful action to reduce their own carbon footprints, bring the City of Albany closer to its carbon emissions reduction targets, and help staff achieve measures outlined in the updated Climate Action and Adaptation Plan. Together, we can ensure that the City of Albany is carbon-free by 2050. 

Sign up today at carbonfreealbany.org

If you have any questions about Carbon-Free Albany, or the City's Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAP 2.0), please contact Elizabeth Carrade at ecarrade@albanyca.org

 Deliver comments to City Hall (1000 San Pablo Ave.) in-person.