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Energy and Climate Change

Regional Climate Action Planning Framework (ReCAP)

In recent years, nearly all of the San Diego region’s 19 local governments have adopted a climate action plan (CAP), or are in the process of creating one. Local agency staff members and elected officials have communicated that their ongoing efforts to adopt, update, and monitor the implementation of their plans would benefit from regionally consistent approaches, methodologies, and data sources. In response, SANDAG has collaborated with local agency staff and leading climate planning experts to prepare a Regional Climate Action Planning Framework (ReCAP) that identifies best practices and guidance for preparing CAPs and monitoring their implementation over time. The ReCAP establishes a technical framework for regionally-consistent climate action planning that preserves local policy flexibility for the unique needs and circumstances of each local jurisdiction.

The ReCAP consists of a summary document, as well as six technical appendices that provide detail on key climate planning topics (listed below). The methodologies presented in the ReCAP represent the best available science at this time. As new information and data become available, the ReCAP will be updated accordingly.

ReCAP is used to inform the climate action planning services for local jurisdictions available through the Energy Roadmap Program. ReCAP is a component of the Energy Roadmap Program, which is primarily funded through a Local Government Partnership with San Diego Gas & Electric.

Project Manager

Allison Wood, Associate Regional Energy/Climate Planner
Phone: (619) 699-1973, Email:

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