Climate Action Plan

Climate Action Plan

 

Register for Climate Action Plan Workshop No. 2

The City of San Leandro, along with experts around the world, recognizes the urgency of the climate crisis and recommends taking bold climate action that prioritizes equity and well-being of frontline communities, and helps San Leandro become more resilient.

After months of work, the City has developed draft goals and strategies for its 2020 Climate Action Plan update. Please join us online October 6, 2020 at 7PM-9PM to discuss the draft plan and how we as a community will come together to implement the climate goals and strategies. What is the role of teachers and students? What is the role of faith groups, residents and businesses? Climate change is a challenge for all of us and we will need all hands on deck to solve this problem.

Register today to join us for this important discussion! Spanish translation is available. The virtual workshop participation guide can be found here.

Read the draft strategies and vote on them here at Consider.It!


The Climate Action Planning Process

We cannot prepare for a clean energy future overnight, but we can take steps in the right direction while maintaining the "triple bottom line" of economic stability, social equality, and environmental health. This is why the City of San Leandro developed its first Climate Action Plan (CAP) in 2009: A Vision for a Sustainable San Leandro and is in the process of developing a Climate Action Plan update. 

 

The CAP is part of a 5-Milestone process1 to address climate change:

1 Conduct an inventory of city-wide Greenhouse Gas EmissionsClimate Action Planning 6 Step Milestones

First Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Published 2005

2 Set a reduction goal
Goal of 25% below 2005 levels by 2020 established in 2006 by City Council 

Goal of 40% below 2005 levels by 2030 and 80% below 2005 levels by 2050 established in 2019 by City Council

3 Establish a Climate Action Plan
A Vision for a Sustainable San Leandro adopted 2009

In Progress: Climate Action Plan 2.0 Development 

4 Implement a Climate Action Plan
2013 CAP Update Presentation to City Council

 2017 CAP Update Presentation to City Council

5 Monitor and Evaluate Progress
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory published for 2010, 2015 

 

San Leandro has already taken huge strides in the effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The City joined more than 1,000 other U.S. cities in signing the U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement; now belongs to the Global Covenant of Mayors; and is collaborating with nearby cities to tackle climate change through the Alameda County Climate Protection Project sponsored by StopWaste.

Read the City of San Leandro's 2019 Resolution Declaring a Climate Emergency and Requesting Regional Collaboration on an Immediate Just Transition and Emergency Mobilization Effort to Restore a Safe Climate


The Climate Action Plan Update

Materials from the Climate Action Plan kickoff workshop from February 26, 2020 will be posted here.

If you have any questions about the workshop or the Climate Action Plan in general, please contact Dr. Hoi-Fei Mok, Sustainability Manager at SustainableSL@sanleandro.org or (510) 577 – 3421.

 


Greenhouse Gas (GHG) 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).

Sector

Year 2005 (MTCO2e)

Year 2010 (MTCO2e)

Year 2015 (MTCO2e)

Year 2017 (MTCO2e)

Percent Change

Energy

284,410

247,260

180,320

161,930

-43%

Transportation

363,550

372,220

353,130

344,290

-5%

BART

2,910

3,030

3,720

3,710

27%

Off-road

23,190

22,860

30,940

26,970

16%

Waste

46,910

40,080

38,880

34,860

-26%

Water and wastewater

-

1,960

2,120

1,540

-

Total

720,990

687,410

609,110

573,300

-20%