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Albert Lopez
Planning Director
Planning

Proposed Policies, Plans and Ordinances


Community Climate Action Plan


Background and History

The County of Alameda has taken an active role in adopting policies to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and carbon dioxide levels to protect the environment and improve public health. In July 2007, Alameda County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved Resolution - 2007-366, the Cool Counties Climate Stabilization Declaration, which established the County's long-term commitment to reduce emissions to 80% below 1990 levels by 2050. In addition, the County is looking to the target levels set in California Senate Bill AB32, ( California Warming Solution Act) to achieve 1990 level emissions by 2020.

The County joined the international nonprofit agency, ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability and has committed to achieving the five milestones established through ICLEI's Cities for Climate Protection Campaign (CCP) (http://www.icleiusa.org/). The Alameda County Community Development Agency (CDA) , under the County of Alameda resolution R-2006-204, mandated that the unincorporated areas establish targets, develop an implementation plan, and a framework for monitoring the plan's measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Under an RFP, the county solicited proposals, interviewed and selected a consultant to help develop the plan. This project is funded in part by a grant from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD).

Baseline emissions inventory of the unincorporated areas:

Note that the County is also developing a separate Climate Acton Plan for its own municipal activities, recognizing the importance of leading by example.

Details on County efforts can be found here http://www.acgov.org/sustain/what/climate/.


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