Climate Action Plans for Counties

Climate Action Plans for Counties

map fo CA counties with Climate Action Plans
Status of CAPs in California counties. Click on image to expand. (Source: Report on CAPs 2019)

Of California’s 58 counties, 21 have completed climate action plans. (2019 Summary of CAPs in California)

Steps for Writing a Climate Action Plan

  • Start with a community-wide greenhouse gas emissions inventory for your city or county. A municipal or government inventory will only cover emissions caused by local government.
  • Set a goal for emissions reduction.
  • Identify initiatives and implementation measures to reach your emissions reduction goals.
  • Establish metrics to measure progress towards goals. Track and report on progress.

Drawdown solutions which can be turned into initiatives for a Climate Action Plan