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 CAAP 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 Survey

The City of Albany conducted a 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 01/16/2019. View the staff presentation here

Climate Action Committee

The public is encouraged to attend monthly Climate Action Committee meetings, during which there are opportunities for public comment on the CAP 2.0 process. 

Public Review of the DRAFT CAAP and Public Comment Survey

The DRAFT 2019 Climate Action and Adaptation Plan is now available for public review. The City is soliciting public comment via email, at public meetings, and through this survey. The public comment period is open until July 19.

Your input will inform development of the final Climate Action and Adaptation Plan. Please note that this draft version of the City of Albany Climate Action and Adaptation Plan is not fully designed and formatted. Thus, please focus your review on the content, and not the formatting of the document.

If you need assistance or have questions regarding this survey or the City’s climate action planning process, please contact Elizabeth Carrade at ecarrade@albanyca.org or (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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