More Information and Resources
The following links provide additional information on topics and themes related to the City's Greenhouse Gas Reduction Program.
- California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and Climate Change
- California Legislation Links
- Climate Change Science
- Energy Efficiency and Conservation
- State Climate Action Planning Resources
Climate Change Science
- U.S. EPA Climate Change Fact Sheet (PDF)
- U.S. National Academy of Sciences, Understanding and Responding to Climate Change (PDF)
- Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report: Climate Change 2007, Synthesis Report Summary for Policymakers - IPCC is the leading organization for climate change science and analysis worldwide.
- Climate Change Science, Impacts, and Response Options for California, California Energy Commission, 2008 (PDF) - Provides an overview of climate change impacts to California.
- 2009 State of the Climate Report, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Climate Data Center
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Services
Energy Efficiency & Conservation
- Flex Your Power
- CaliforniaFIRST - Finance improvements at your home or business
- Take a Free Energy Efficiency Class from PG&E
- Get rebates for energy efficiency and conservation:
- Save Our Water
- California Urban Water Conservation Council
- Support Local Farmers and Food
State Climate Action Planning Resources
- Cool California Local Government Toolkit
- California Institute for Local Government (ILG) San Francisco Bay Area Climate Portal
- California Air Pollution Control Officers Association (CAPCOA) Model Policies for Greenhouse Gases in General Plans (PDF)
- OPR's List of California Cities and Counties Addressing Climate Change 2016 (PDF)
- Attorney General's List of Local Government Green Building Ordinances in California (PDF)
California Policy & Regulation
AB 32, the 2006 California Global Warming Solutions ActAssembly Bill 32 requires California to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. The 2008 AB 32 Scoping Plan identifies early action and long-term measures to achieve this goal, including a recommended reduction by local governments.
SB 375, Regional Targets for Transportation-Related Emissions ReductionsSB 375 enhances California's ability to reach its AB 32 goals by promoting good planning with the goal of more sustainable communities.
- California Air Resources Board SB 375 Homepage
- Joint Policy Committee Website - Coalition of agencies charged with implementing SB 375 in the Bay Area
- SLOCOG Regional Transportation Plan
California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) & Climate Change
- SB 97, CEQA Guidelines and Climate Change - SB 97 (Dutton), adopted in 2007, directs the Governor's Office of Planning and Research (OPR) to develop recommended changes to the State's CEQA guidelines to address greenhouse gas emissions.
- California Attorney General Comment Letters on CEQA and Climate Change - California Attorney General Jerry Brown has been active in commenting on CEQA documents that do not adequately address greenhouse gas emissions according to SB 97.
- Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) CEQA Guidelines for Addressing GHG Emissions - The BAAQMD adopted an update to their CEQA Guidelines in December 2010. The update includes GHG thresholds of significance to ensure that the Bay Area meets AB 32 targets.