The City of Pasadena is preparing a Climate Action Plan (CAP)!
A Climate Action Plan is a document that outlines ways in which the City can reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). On this webpage, you will find all the latest information about the development of the CAP, including:
Please check back regularly for updates.
change is one of California’s most urgent environmental problems, and is
considered a major global challenge for the 21st century. Driven primarily by GHG
emissions from human activities, the global climate is changing as evidenced by
higher air and ocean temperatures, reduction in the extent of sea ice, and
rising sea levels. These changes in the global climate also have local impacts,
such as heat waves, drought, and wildfire. In fact, the City of Pasadena is
already experiencing some of these impacts.
2006, California became the first State to adopt a GHG reduction target through
Assembly Bill (AB) 32. This Bill
sets reduction target goals for California to reduce statewide emissions to
1990 levels by 2020. Executive Order B-30-1 establishes statewide mid-term reduction target of 40% below 1990
levels by 2030 and Executive Order S-3-05 establishes statewide GHG
emission reduction target goals to achieve long-term climate stabilization
(reduction of 80% below 1990 levels by 2050)
State Reduction Targets
recent years, Pasadena has been a local leader in addressing climate change by
putting in place, goals, policies and actions that are consistent with
greenhouse gas mitigation.
In 2006, the City Council committed
to becoming a member of ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, a network
of over 1,000 cities, towns and metropolises committed to building a
in 2006, the City adopted a Green City Action Plan which provided a progressive
list of environmental initiatives for the City to take in its quest to become a
sustainable and green community. Click here to view the Green City Action Plan.
In 2007, the City joined a number of
major California cities to create Green Cities California (GCC), a
collaborative designed to cooperatively and collectively take action to
accelerate local, regional, national, and international efforts to achieve
In 2013, the City completed an
inventory of GHG emissions and sources, including a 2009 baseline inventory of GHG
emissions from municipal operations and communitywide activities, and a
“business-as-usual” forecast for the years 2020 and 2035 if the City does not
implement any new actions to reduce emissions. This is the first step to
preparing a CAP. Clickhere to
view the GHG Inventory.
How to Get Involved
participation is important in the development of the CAP. Over the course of
the project, the City will be hosting several public workshops and public
hearings to engage the community regarding the development of the CAP. Your attendance at these public meetings is
us for an Open House for the City of Pasadena
Climate Action Plan.
The City of
Pasadena is working to prepare a Climate Action Plan (CAP) to reduce greenhouse
gas emissions (GHG), while maintaining or improving the quality of life for
residents and businesses.
The City hosted a kick-off meeting on May 31, 2016 to
introduce the Climate Action Plan and its purpose. Please join us as we
summarize the work completed to-date and present draft strategies designed to
reduce Pasadena’s GHG emissions. These strategies were developed based on
community feedback and input from different City Departments. The meeting will
be an ‘open house’ format and the community can stop by any time from 6:00 p.m.
to 8:00 p.m. Staff will be available to discuss draft strategies, collect comments,
and respond to questions from the community.
Date: March 23, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00PM
Location: Throop Church, 300 S. Los Robles Ave, Pasadena
Action Plan Survey
It’s important to gauge where the community currently stands
and how to move forward into a more sustainable, greener city. Your input will
help inform the development of the Climate Action Plan. Let us know what you
think and fill out the Survey!
Open House Notice
Public Workshop Notice
CAP Workshop Powerpoint Presentation
CAP Poster Boards - English
CAP Poster Boards - Spanish
Climate Action Plan Infographic
For Frequently Asked
Questions, Click Here
For additional information, contact Anita Cerna,
Senior Planner at 626-744-6767 or firstname.lastname@example.org