Climate Action and Adaptation Plan
The Climate Action and Adaptation Plan can be accessed here.The Albany City Council unanimously voted to adopt the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan on December 2, 2019.
Albany's Climate Action Plan Update: CAP 2.0
The City of Albany's Climate Action and Adaptation Plan aims to 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: 70% GHG reductions by 2035, and net zero emissions by 2045.
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.
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.
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.
The City held a Climate Action & Adaptation Community Workshop on January 16, 2019. View the staff presentation here.
The City conducted stakeholder meetings with local businesses, green infrastructure and transportation experts, and landlords and property owners.
Public Comment Survey
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, and Open Space Commission Climate Action Committee
CAAP Email List
The City sent periodic email updates to a CAAP email list throughout the planning process.
Climate Action Committee
The Climate Action Committee met on an ongoing basis throughout the planning process to identify, assess, and formalize the goals and strategies of the Plan. Topic area-focused subcommittees also conducted more detailed review and analysis of topics including transportation, resilience, consumption, and electrification. All committee meetings were open to the public, with opportunities for public comment. The public is encouraged to attend monthly Climate Action Committee meetings, during which there are opportunities for public comment on climate action initiatives in the City.
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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.
Together, we can ensure that the City of Albany is carbon-free by 2050.