Sustainability and Climate Action Plan Update
Thank you for joining the sustainability and climate action conversation! This survey is intended to help inform the Sustainability/Climate Action Plan (S/CAP Update) conversations currently underway. In early 2020, the City launched an update to the Sustainability and Climate Action Plan (S/CAP) to develop the strategies needed to meet Palo Alto's sustainability goals, including the goal of reducing GHG emissions 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 (the “80 x 30” goal). The proposed goals and key actions include seven topic areas: Energy, Mobility, Electric Vehicles, Water, Climate Adaptation and Sea Level Rise, Natural Environment, and Zero Waste. In this survey, we are asking for the community's feedback in each of the seven areas.
In April 2021, the City Council formed the S/CAP Ad Hoc Committee to guide the development, implementation, communication, and future community engagement of the S/CAP. After completing the Impact Analysis in that same month, staff updated the S/CAP Goals and Key Actions to better reflect the outcomes needed to achieve the 80 x 30 goal. The updated S/CAP Goals and Key Actions includes a new Climate Action area. Staff also drafted a Three-Year Work Plan to map out the actions that can be implemented concurrently while the S/CAP Update is in progress.
Before taking this survey, please read some of the S/CAP materials offered online to help familiarize yourself with the proposals for the S/CAP.
Th Impact Analysis memo presents details on the action impact analysis process, including descriptions of the emissions forecasts, key action analysis results, modeling approach, and detailed action results. It concludes with recommendations for next steps and an appendix listing the titles and descriptions for the key actions modeled in this impact analysis. Read the AECOM Impact Analysis Memo
The Draft S/CAP Goals and Key Actions goes through each of the seven topic areas and breaks down their goals and associated actions. Read the Draft S/CAP Goals and Key Actions
This initial survey is meant to be broad, to engage the communmity on their priorities in each of the seven focus areas. Over the next several months, the City will release subsequent surveys that dig in deeper on the specific topic areas. Follow along and join the conversation through this iterative process.
Thank you again for joining the sustainability and climate action conversation. We appreciate your time and feedback.
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