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Photo of people attending the Climate Action Forum.

Elected officials and staff from Alameda County and cities gather to plan strategic climate protection action.

Alameda County & Cities Climate Coordination

Alameda County is working with all 14 city governments within Alameda County on an ongoing, coordinated effort to reduce the emissions that cause global warming as well as improve air quality, reduce waste, cut energy use, and save money.

The Alameda County Climate Protection Project was launched by the Alameda County Conference of Mayors in partnership with StopWaste.Org. In January 2009, the County hosted a Climate Forum, which brought together more than 175 representatives from local, regional, and state levels.

Participants work together in cross-jurisdictional teams focusing on key action areas, such as energy efficiency, transportation, and waste reduction. Teams work on specific projects best addressed by a regional effort, such as collaborative grant applications and electric vehicle infrastructure.