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  Draft Climate Action Plan Rolls Out!
July 23, 2016

After years of delay, Richmond finally has a draft Climate Action Plan!

Climate change presents the City of Richmond with complex challenges and tremendous opportunities. During the past year, the City has been working to prepare its inaugural Draft Climate Action Plan (CAP).  Once adopted, the CAP will serve as a roadmap for how the City will reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and prepare for the impacts of climate change on public health, infrastructure, the economy, ecosystems, and public spaces in our community.

Richmond’s inaugural Draft CAP was released on July 22nd for a 30-day public review and comment period.  The Draft CAP is a  multi-objective  plan  that  addresses  environmental,  social, and  economic  issues  related  to  climate  change.  The Draft CAP builds  on  the  adopted goals  and  policies  in  the  City’s  General  Plan 2030 and the Health in All Policies Strategy (HiAP) to further the City’s  efforts  to  build  health  equity  through  the  reduction of local Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, and to simultaneously ensure that the community is well prepared for the impacts of climate change.

The Draft CAP and all appendices can be accessed electronically at, and printed copies are available for review at the Richmond libraries and the Planning and Building Services Public Counter at 450 Civic Center Plaza, 2nd Floor.  Community members and stakeholders are encouraged to review the Draft CAP and provide comments by 5:00 PM on August 22, 2016. Comments may be submitted electronically to or in written form to:

Attn: Lina Velasco, Project Manager II
Planning Division
450 Civic Center Plaza
Richmond, CA 94804

A presentation of the Draft Climate Action Plan will be presented at the Tuesday, July 26th City Council meeting. City staff anticipates presenting the final draft to the City Council for adoption in the fall 2016.