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5TH EDITION
CLIMATE ACTION PLAN
REPORT CARD

published 2022

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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. To align with the latest UN IPCC Reports, our region must rapidly commit and develop policies to reach Zero Carbon by 2045 or sooner to protect our communities from the harmful effects of climate change.

 

How do we do that?

  1. Commit to Zero Carbon CAPs

  2. Get Serious About Funding and Implementation

  3. Create a Regional Climate Network

  4. Electrify Everything

  5. Build Affordable Homes Near World-Class Transit

  6. Promote Nature-Based Solutions and Green Infrastructure

  7. Create Healthy Food Systems

  8. Uplift Communities of Concern and Create More Good Green Jobs

Read our report to learn more.

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WHAT TO EXPECT FROM CAC'S 2022 REPORT CARD:

 

To better advance a thriving future for San Diego, Climate Action Campaign evaluated local CAPs with a new rubric that includes important updates in key areas including climate equity, clean energy, food systems, transportation and land use, and the green economy. 

 

As cities recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, the report card acknowledges local efforts to update and improve outdated CAPs, taking into account the limitations and challenges faced by all jurisdictions. Ultimately, this report card provides cities in the San Diego region with data-driven best practices to enforce comprehensive plans that reflect current climate and community needs. 

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