Draft Climate Action and Adaptation Plan 

The DRAFT Climate Action and Adaptation Plan can be accessed here. 

Albany's Climate Action Plan Update: CAP 2.0

The City of Albany is working on an update to the Climate Action Plan that will bring the City closer to its long-term emissions reduction goals, and allow Albany to adapt to a changing climate. This Climate Action and Adaptation Plan, or "CAP 2.0", will focus on innovative and bold policies that address deep decarbonization principles. 

The new Climate Action and Adaptation Plan will guide the City towards its emissions reduction goals outlined in the General Plan: 60% GHG reductions by 2035, and net zero emissions by 2050.

GHG targets

Project Timeline:

Timeline

*Timeline is subject to change.  

The City of Albany Climate Action Committee (formerly the Sustainability Committee) serves as a technical advisory committee regarding matters related to the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan. The Climate Action Committee meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 7:30PM at Albany City Hall. Meetings are open to the public. 

Community Engagement

The Plan represents the culmination of over a year long community engagement process. The City aimed to bring together the ideas of residents, businesses, stakeholders, property owners, staff, and various community groups to create a Plan that reflects and leverages the shared vision and momentum of the community.  

Community Survey

The City of Albany conducted an initial survey of Albany residents in the Fall of 2018. The purpose of the survey was to gauge community priorities and interests, and to identify potential climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies to include in the CAP 2.0. The survey responses guided the CAP 2.0 planning process and the initial list of strategies. 

Community Workshop

The City held a Climate Action & Adaptation Community Workshop on January 16, 2019. View the staff presentation here

Stakeholder Meetings 

The City conducted stakeholder meetings with businesses, green infrastructure and transportation experts, and landlords and property owners. 

Public Comment Survey 

The City designed a short survey to solicit community feedback about the draft Climate Action and Adaptation Plan.  The Public Comment Survey is now closed. 

Committee & Commission Presentations 

City Staff presented the draft Climate Action and Adaptation Plan to the following Committees and Commissions during the public comment period: 

Traffic & Safety Commission 

Social & Economic Justice Commission 

Planning & Zoning Commission 

Parks, Recreation & Open Space Commission 

Climate Action Committee 

CAAP Email List

The City sends monthly email updates to a CAAP email list, consisting of community members who indicated that they were interested in receiving updates about the planning process. To sign up for the email list, email ecarrade@albanyca.org

Climate Action Committee

The public is encouraged to attend monthly Climate Action Committee meetings, during which there are opportunities for public comment on the CAAP planning process. 

Public Review of the DRAFT CAAP and Public Comment Survey

The public comment period for the DRAFT 2019 Climate Action and Adaptation Plan is now closed. Public comments received during the public comment period are being analyzed and incorporated into the final version of the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan. 

 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 

Stay Up-to-Date on the Climate Action & Adaptation Plan Development Process: 

Email ecarrade@albanyca.org if you would like to be on the CAP 2.0 email list, and receive updates about CAP 2.0 development and opportunities to get involved. 

What can you do to help bring the City closer to its CAP 2.0 emissions reduction targets? 

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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.

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