Sacramento Climate Action Plan (CAP)
The Sacramento Climate Action Plan, adopted February 14, 2012, identifies how the City and the broader community can reduce Sacramento’s greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). The CAP includes GHG reduction targets, strategies, and specific actions. It also identifies strategies and specific actions which Sacramento can take to adapt to the effects of climat change.
350 Sacramento is…
- to generate awareness of the urgent need for greenhouse gas emission reduction.
- to support local initiatives that work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and that promote a low carbon lifestyle.
- to help build a global climate movement at the local level by engaging with Sacramento area citizens and local community groups.
350 is the number that leading scientists say is the safe upper limit for carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. Scientists measure carbon dioxide in “parts per million” (ppm), so 350 ppm is the number humanity needs to get below as soon as possible to avoid runaway climate change. We are currently at about 390 ppm and climbing.