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City of San Rafael (CA) Climate Change Action Plan


Mayor Al Boro was one of the initial signers of the US Conference of Mayors Climate Projection Agreement in 2005, pledging the city to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in accord with the Kyoto Protocols. To meet these goals, the City Council appointed a 16-member Green Ribbon Committee to lead a community process to prepare a plan to guide both the city organization and the entire community in responding to climate change. This Plan is the result of that community effort.This Plan seeks to reduce GHG emissions within the larger framework of achieving a more sustainable society.  This Plan attempts to improve our community resources on all three levels by initiating actions that over time will enhance how we relate to our natural setting, live our lives and generate our livelihoods. The goal is to achieve a balance such that our use of resources will be sustainable over the long term.

Primary Toolkit:

Climate Change Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Climate, Environmental Health, Mitigation


Institutional Author:

San Rafael





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San Rafael Climate Change Action Plan
By Brendon Haggerty
This climate action plan is concise and easy to read, but still covers main points.  Because it focuses on a coastal community, it has a greater emphasis on adaptation than many other plans.  It lacks measurable objectives for each action, and the emission reduction goals are somewhat modest in comparison to other plans.

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