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Learn about the Climate Protection Program and its successful initiatives, including the 2050 Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goal and Regional Climate Protection Strategy.
Acknowledging the link between climate protection and programs to reduce local air pollution, the Climate Protection Program aims to integrate programs to reduce climate-forcing pollutants with our long-standing programs to reduce air pollution, including regulations, enforcement, incentives, public education and outreach, and technical assistance to cities and counties. The Climate Protection Committee also provides direction on the Air District’s climate protection activities in the Bay Area.
Building on state and regional climate protection efforts, the Air District adopted a resolution(348 Kb PDF, 3 pgs, posted 07/17/15) to reduce GHG emissions by:
The Air District is developing a Regional Climate Protection Strategy(1 Mb PDF, 1 pg, revised 11/18/15) - to make progress toward achieving the 2050 goal for GHG emission reductions - that complements existing planning efforts at the state, regional, and local levels, utilizing the Air District's 2015 Clean Air Plan to initiate the process.
Recognizing that the Regional Climate Protection Strategy planning process takes time, the Air District developed a 10-Point Climate Action Work Program(142 Kb PDF, 2 pgs, revised 11/18/15) to guide climate protection activities in the near-term. The 10-point work program is outlined below:
Assistance to local governments:
More information about this program is available in the initial Board of Directors meeting packet.
Read the Air District’s Permit-Related Greenhouse Gas Activities Report(231 Kb PDF, 3 pgs, posted 11/18/15) to learn about climate protection activities that have been integrated into the agency’s permit programs.
The Air District continues to review and apply measures to reduce internal electricity and fuel consumption. The Air District has reduced its carbon footprint by:
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Last Updated: 5/7/2015