Climate Action Plan
2021 Climate Action Plan
The 2021 Climate Action Plan (CAP) is San Leandro’s comprehensive strategy to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and to adapt to changing climate conditions. The San Leandro City Council unanimously adopted the 2021 CCAP on July 19, 2021. This CAP demonstrates the leadership of community members and the City on sustainability and climate action. San Leandro’s General Plan directs the preparation, ongoing implementation, and update of the CAP, providing the framework for San Leandro to reduce its community-wide GHG emissions in a manner consistent with State reduction targets for 2020 and 2030 and the longer-term goal for 2050. This document outlines both the City’s successes to date in promoting environmental responsibility and provides a blueprint for continued sustainability.
- San Leandro 2021 Climate Action Plan - Final, Adopted July 2021
- San Leandro 2021 Climate Action Plan - Resolution, Adopted July 2021
- San Leandro 2021 Climate Action Plan Council Staff Report
- Online Climate Action Plan Outreach Survey 2019 Results
- CAP Kickoff Workshop Feb 2020 presentation
- CAP Kickoff Workshop Feb 2020 poster boards
- CAP Consider It draft strategies voting Fall 2020
- CAP Workshop Oct 2020 English presentation
- CAP Workshop Oct 2020 Spanish presentation
- Climate Hazards and Vulnerability Assessment 2020
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are emitted by both natural processes and human activities. They trap heat in the atmosphere and help preserve a consistent temperature. However, higher levels of GHG emissions trap more heat, increasing temperatures, and changing the global climate.
GHG inventories can identify emissions attributed to human activities and the major sources of emissions. By doing inventories over time, we can track the trends and identify places where we can change policy and behaviors to reduce GHG emissions. The table below shows the comparison of City of San Leandro's GHG emissions over time, measured in metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e).