Climate Action and Resiliency Plan (CARP)

We are conducting a mid-cycle update of CARP. The update will include a greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory and serve as a mid-cycle update and blueprint for the next phase of the City's climate work from 2025-2030 with a focus on implementation steps needed to address the remaining tasks before 2030 and achieve net zero emissions. We want to hear your vision for climate action and resiliency in Alameda! Take our survey and give your input on Alameda's CARP update!

Through adoption of its award-winning Climate Action and Resiliency Plan in 2019, Alameda has set an ambitious goal of reducing emissions by 50% below 2005 levels by 2030 and becoming carbon neutral as soon as possible. The CARP charts a course to achieve this goal through equitable improvements to transportation, buildings, energy use, and waste management. As a low-lying island city threatened by rising seas and increasing extreme heat and smoke days, we need to act boldly to keep Alameda safe for current and future generations. If we are successful, we will reduce Alameda's greenhouse gas emissions, increase quality of life on the island, and build a resilient, thriving city.

Realizing our vision will take all of us working together. Find ways you can take action by clicking on the “Take Action!” tab below. To track our progress, explore the CARP dashboard. The dashboard offers a deeper dive on key areas such as transportation, energy use and climate adaptation. You can download a PDF copy of the CARP by clicking the image to the right, and can explore many plans and documents related to climate action and resiliency by opening the "Related Plans and Projects" tab below. Additional resources and fact sheets in multiple languages are available under the “Details” tab.

To guide CARP implementation, Annual Reports are presented to City Council and Boards and Commissions to share progress in the previous year and set priorities for the coming year. CARP Annual Reports also serve as the annual report for the Climate Adaptation and Hazard Mitigation Plan.

2023 CARP Annual Report(PDF, 4MB)

2022 CARP Annual Report(PDF, 4MB)

2021 CARP Annual Report(PDF, 2MB)

2020 CARP Annual Report(PDF, 1MB) and Appendix(PDF, 577KB)

Learn more about CARP implementation projects and plans here.

It will take everyone working together to respond to the challenge of climate change and promote a healthier and more sustainable Alameda.  Check out a video of Alameda high school students explaining why climate action is important to them.

As a resident, there is a lot you can do now!

 How Alamedans Can Help Fight Climate Change v3.png(PDF, 440KB)

Wondering what a Climate Action Plan is anyway?  Read our Frequently Asked Questions(PDF, 257KB)

For a general overview and for a few sustainability tips, read our Climate Action and Resilience factsheet below:

English(PDF, 900KB)

Chinese(PDF, 994KB)

Spanish(PDF, 885KB)

Tagalog(PDF, 589KB)

Vietnamese(PDF, 491KB)

See our Glossary(PDF, 313KB) for definitions of key terms

Also check out a video explanation of the Climate Action Plan produced by Alameda high school students