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Learn about the Climate Protection Planning Program and its work to set the region on the path toward a carbon-free future.
The Air District has a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 and to 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. The 2050 goal was set in a resolution(348 Kb PDF, 3 pgs, revised 07/17/15) adopted by the Air District Board of Directors in 2013, while the 2017 Clean Air Plan set the nearer-term 2030 goal.
The Air District’s 2017 Clean Air Plan is a roadmap for the Air District’s efforts over the next few years to reduce air pollution and protect public health and the global climate. The 2017 Plan identifies potential rules, programs, and strategies to reduce GHG emissions and other harmful air pollutants in the Bay Area. The 2017 Plan complements and supports other important regional and state planning efforts, including Plan Bay Area and the State of California’s 2030 Scoping Plan.
This Plan lays out 85 distinct control measures to decrease fossil fuel combustion, improve energy efficiency, and decrease emissions of potent GHGs and other pollutants. Numerous measures reduce multiple pollutants simultaneously, while others focus on a single type of pollutant - for example, “super-GHGs” like methane and black carbon. The Air District’s thoughts on early implementation priorities are discussed in Chapter 5 of the Plan.
Local governments play a critical role in enacting on-the-ground policies and programs that reduce GHG emissions, and are thus key partners in implementing the Air District’s Climate Protection Planning Program.
The Air District provides extensive technical assistance to local governments. Examples include:
Many of the GHG reduction measures in the 2017 Plan include actions to support local efforts, such as developing model ordinances and sharing best practices, and facilitating information exchange. Going forward, the Air District will continue to work closely with local agencies to coordinate and integrate our climate protection efforts.
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Last Updated: 4/21/2017