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6TH EDITION
CLIMATE ACTION PLAN
REPORT CARD
published 2024
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What Is the Climate Action Plan Report Card?

The Climate Action Plan Report Card assesses the San Diego region’s climate planning and climate action to guide the public and local governments to:

  • Take transformative climate action; 

  • Share best practices; 

  • Uncover patterns and trends across a vast and scattered set of information; and 

  • Increase transparency and accountability.

Through this report, we spur cities to take action and protect our region’s future with Climate Action Plans (CAPs) that include ambitious emissions reductions targets and best practices gleaned from models in the region.

 

We also arm residents in the community with a tool that increases transparency and enables them to hold their local governments accountable to reducing the pollution that causes climate change. Cities are a key component of climate action and this Report Card is an essential tool that will guide the direction and speed of local policies.

KEY RECOMMENDATIONS:

We must accelerate efforts to achieve zero carbon as a region. Our region must rapidly develop policies to slash pollution, clean the air, and improve public health to meet local and state targets. How do we ensure effective implementation?

How do we do that?

  1. Cities Must Update Their CAPs and Include Annual Implementation Benchmarks to Account for Changing Political Climates and Worsening Climate Impacts

  2. Implement CAPs with Urgency

  3. City Budgets Across the Region Need to Prioritize CAP Implementation

  4. Strengthen Transportation and Sustainable Development CAP Goals

  5. CAP Implementation Needs to Uplift Communities of Concern and Create More Good Green, Union Jobs

  6. Explore Alternative Pathways to Building Electrification

  7. Opt Up to 100% Clean Energy with Community Choice Energy Accounts

  8. Widespread Regional Action and Coordination are Necessary to Achieve our Climate Goals

Read our report to learn more.

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WHAT TO EXPECT FROM CAC'S 2024 REPORT CARD:

 

Our 6th Edition CAP Report Card evaluates the implementation efforts of nine of San Diego’s larger cities. Overall, cities large and small are struggling to implement their CAPs, and the San Diego region is not slashing pollution fast enough to protect our health or hit state-mandated targets.

PAST EDITIONS

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5TH EDITION

REPORT CARD

published 2022

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2ND EDITION

REPORT CARD

published 2018

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4TH EDITION

REPORT CARD

published 2020

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1ST EDITION

REPORT CARD

published 2017

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3RD EDITION

REPORT CARD

published 2019

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