City of South Pasadena

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The City of South Pasadena is currently developing a Climate Action Plan (CAP), which is a strategy for how it will reduce its greenhouse gas emissions in accordance with statewide targets. The City will ensure this process is collaborative and inclusive by conducting extensive outreach about the policies that are to be included within the CAP. Stay tuned for more information, including upcoming dates for events! Additionally, please submit your thoughts throughout the process using the provided comment box below. 

In general, a Climate Action Plan (CAP) is a long-range plan that outlines specific strategies to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The CAP intends to facilitate the reduction of GHG emissions throughout South Pasadena through implementation of Southern California Association of Governments’ (SCAG) 2016-2040 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy: Towards a Sustainable Future (RTP/SCS) in a way that is practical, efficient, and beneficial to the community and enhances South Pasadena’s desirable characteristics and qualities. The foundation for developing emission reduction and climate adaptation measures will be based on the City’s existing work as detailed in the extensive plans and programs comprising the City’s sustainability goals and vulnerability analysis. The City of South Pasadena’s CAP will set a baseline for past and current GHG emissions, included forecasts of future emissions, and established targets to help California reduce future emissions. California legislation mandates that California reach the following GHG reduction targets:
  • Reduce GHG emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 (a target established by the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, also known as Assembly Bill (AB) 32)
  • Reduce GHG emissions to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 (a target established by Senate Bill (SB) 32)
In the long term, the CAP will also help achieve multiple community goals such as lowering energy costs, reducing air pollution, supporting local economic development, and improving public health and quality of life.

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