Climate Action and Resiliency Plan

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 Sea Level Rise, Transportation, and Energy. 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 for understanding key terms, what is a climate action plan are available under the “Details” tab.

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

The City of Alameda has been working on reducing greenhouse gas emissions since it released the Local Action Plan for Climate Protection in 2008. In 2017, the City expanded the focus of its climate program to include climate resilience, building on existing work in urban forestry, stormwater management, and local hazard mitigation.

Below is a list of adaptation projects that are in the CARP and are in process:

Below is a list of plans and reports detailing what the City has done and plans to do to reduce greenhouse gas emissions:

●     Active Transportation Plan (in progress)

●     General Plan Conservation and Climate Action Element (in progress)

●     AMP Achieves 100% Clean Energy (2020)

●     Transportation Choices Plan (2018)(PDF, 21MB)

●     Economic Development Strategic Plan (2018)

●     Zero Waste Implementation Plan(PDF, 2MB) and Update(PDF, 3MB) (2010/2018)

●     Community-wide Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventories for 2010(PDF, 3MB) and 2015(PDF, 1MB) (2013/2017)

●     Local Action Plan for Climate Protection(PDF, 6MB) (2008)

The following list represents climate resilience work done for Alameda - some of it done by the City, some of it by regional governments

●     Social Vulnerability Assessment - Appendix G of CARP(PDF, 847KB) (2019)

●     Storm Drain Master Plan and Update(PDF, 10MB) (2008/2017)

●     Oakland-Alameda Resilience Study (2016)  

●     Local Hazard Mitigation Plan(PDF, 13MB) (2016)

●     Alameda Point Master Infrastructure Plan(PDF, 28MB) (2014)

●     Alameda County Vulnerability and Risk Report (2012)

●     ABAG (region-wide report): Stronger Housing, Safer Communities (2012)


 

 

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!

Transportation

  • Start taking public transport such as the free shuttle more often. Walk or cycle where possible and consider switching to an electric vehicle.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

  • Buy fewer things and consume less. Recycle where available and reuse as much as possible. Demand a low carbon option in everything you consume, from clothes to food to energy. Visit alamedarecycles.org for more.

Energy Efficiency

  • Save money on utilities while practicing energy efficiency. Check out what rebates AMP offers.

Preparedness

Engage

  • Let your elected representatives (federal, state, and local) know if this issue is important to you.
  • Stay educated and talk to your neighbors. Learn about the issues locally and around the globe and connect with neighbors both old and young.