Updating a Community's Climate Priorities

The City of Encinitas’ current Climate Action Plan (CAP), adopted in 2018 and amended in 2020, affirmed the City’s commitment to preserving the natural environment, increasing sustainability efforts, and improving overall quality of life by outlining seven strategies and 20 measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The City is now embarking on updating the CAP to realign our climate priorities.

2024 Encinitas Climate Action Plan update logo.


Moving Forward

The 2018 CAP set a target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 13% below 2012 levels by 2020 and 44% below 2012 levels by 2030. Through the implementation of our seven emission reduction strategies, the City has made real progress by surpassing our 2020 goal and reducing emissions by 14.6% below 2012 levels. Our CAP update  will reevaluate priorities and determine new targets based on an updated baseline.  

As outlined in the 2018 CAP, the City committed to updating the CAP every five years. The CAP update process has been initiated and will involve the development of an updated baseline greenhouse gas emissions inventory and projection, updated emissions reduction targets, updated emission reduction goals, and revised or additional measures, as warranted.

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Engaging Communities

As the City develops new targets, goals and measures for the CAP, we will seek public input and suggestions on the actions the City can take to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 

The City is committed to ensuring our community has an equitable platform to participate in the process for the duration of the CAP update. The City will hold several CAP update workshops and public hearings where the community is encouraged to share their input.

Upcoming opportunities to share your feedback with the City will be shared with the public in the near future. Stay connected with the City on social media or submit any questions or comments to climateaction@encinitasca.gov.

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Upcoming Workshops

Initial CAP Update Workshop

The initial CAP update workshop will take place January 30th, 2024 at the Encinitas Library (540 Cornish Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024) at 5:30PM. The objectives of the initial workshop are to foster a clear understanding of why the City is preparing a CAP update, present the GHG inventory and forecasts, highlight the gap in emissions reductions needed to achieve targets, and present preliminary GHG reduction measures to meet these targets.