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Energy and Climate Change

Climate Action Planning Services for Local Jurisdictions

A climate action plan (CAP) is a comprehensive policy document that outlines the actions a jurisdiction is taking and will take to reduce community-wide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and is commonly prepared to show how local goals and policies align with statewide targets for GHG reductions. Adopting a CAP marks the beginning of an iterative process of implementing, monitoring, and updating the CAP.

In 2016, SANDAG began offering climate action planning services to its member agencies through the Energy Roadmap Program. The Energy Roadmap Program is primarily funded through a Local Government Partnership with San Diego Gas & Electric. The climate action planning services include updated GHG emissions inventories for all cities at regular intervals, as well as customized technical assistance to develop, implement, and update CAPs from climate action planning consultants and dedicated SANDAG staff at no cost.  As a part of the climate action planning services, SANDAG developed the Regional Framework for Climate Action Planning (ReCAP), a guidance document that identifies best practices for preparing local CAPs and monitoring their implementation over time.

Deliverables from SANDAG Climate Action Planning Services:

  • City of Encinitas Climate Action Plan and Implementation Plan
  • City of Solana Beach Climate Action Plan, Implementation Plan, and Implementation Cost Analysis
  • City of La Mesa Benefit-Cost Analysis (Appendix C of the Climate Action Plan)
  • City of Oceanside's Benefit-Coast Analysis and Implementation Staff Impact Analysis (supplementary analysis for the Climate Action Plan)
  • City of El Cajon's Climate Action Plan
  • City of Imperial Beach’s Climate Action Plan Technical Support (Appendices A, B, and C)
  • Project Manager

    Allison Wood, Associate Regional Energy/Climate Planner
    Phone: (619) 699-1973, Email: allison.wood@sandag.org

    For media inquiries, please contact the SANDAG Public Information Office at (619) 699-1950 or pio@sandag.org.