Update of the 2015 Climate Action Plan

The Climate Action Plan (CAP) is the County’s strategic approach to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from sources throughout the unincorporated area. The CAP reflects the County’s programs and actions to improve energy efficiency, develop renewable energy, reduce vehicle miles traveled, increase multi-modal travel options, expand green infrastructure, reduce waste, and improve the efficiency of government operations. The CAP also forecasts the County’s GHG emissions and sets reduction targets and strategies.

View of Contra Costa County from Kreiger Peak

The CAP is being updated in parallel with the General Plan. The General Plan will provide the long-term resiliency framework of goals and policies, and the CAP will provide strategic implementation programs to show how the County will reduce GHG emissions in support of the State’s adopted reduction targets for 2030 and 2050, reducing GHG emissions 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030, with consideration of the State’s long-term goal to reduce GHG emissions to 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050.

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Community Engagement Opportunities

The Public Review Draft of the Contra Costa County Climate Action Plan is available for review! We had originally set a comment period end date of January 31, 2024. However, this comment period is being extended to align with the comment period for the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR), which assesses the potential impacts on the environment that could result from adopting and implementing the 2045 General Plan and 2024 CAP. The comment period for the Draft Climate Action Plan 2024 Update has been extended to Monday, April 8, 2024 at 5:00 pm.  

Read more about the Public Review Draft of the Contra Costa County General Plan and the Climate Action Plan (CAP)