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:

updated CAP 2.0 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

 Community Workshop

The City held a Climate Action & Adaptation Community Workshop on 01/16/2019. View the staff presentation here

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

Email 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? 

Sign up for Carbon-Free Albany, and start taking actions that reduce your environmental impact, save money, and increase the comfort of your home! 

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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. 

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