Seeking to build a “climate-smart future … in an efficient, equitable and sustainable manner,” residents are invited to speak out on plans to reduce Pleasanton’s greenhouse gas emissions and fight against climate change during a community meeting organized by city officials on Thursday, from 6 p.m.
The city’s draft Climate Action Plan (CAP) 2.0 will be the main topic of discussion at the December 2 meeting, comprising a recommended set of 15 main actions and 10 secondary actions to tackle the sources of climate emissions. Pleasanton’s most important GHGs, as well as “many benefits to the community beyond reduced emissions,” according to the document.
Over 150 actions have been suggested by city leaders, staff and stakeholders since the project’s initial review last year, when work on the document began. According to the PAC 2.0 project, the top three sources of GHG emissions in Pleasanton are transportation (64%), natural gas consumption (20%) and electricity consumption (10%).
The proposed actions include building infrastructure for zero-emission vehicles, developing a food recycling program to reduce organic waste, requiring parking for bicycles and encouraging solar energy for new developments.
A detailed description of the city’s emission reduction targets and other local actions to address climate change will be included in the final version of the document, which city staff intend to submit to Pleasanton City Council for approval. final early next year.