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San Francisco is actively addressing the causes of human-made climate change. Consistent with the scientific community’s recommendations for measures needed to stabilize our climate system, we are committed to ambitious reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions.
Community Wide Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Goals
- 20% reduction below 1990 levels by 2012
- 25% by 2017
- 40% by 2025
- 80% by 2050
Achieving these reductions requires us to clean up our energy sources, leave behind dirty fossil fuels and make healthy choices in our daily lives.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Targets and Departmental Climate Action Plans - Chapter 9 of San Francisco Environment Code, May 13, 2008 - greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals defined
Climate Change Goals and Action Plan - Ordinance 81-08 (PDF), Ordinance amending the San Francisco Environment Code by adding Chapter 9, Sections 900 through 908, to establish City greenhouse gas emissions targets and departmental action plans, to authorize the Department of the Environment to coordinate efforts to meet these targets, and to make environmental findings
Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions - Resolution No. 010-01-COE (PDF), August 20, 2001 - resolution supporting efforts to curb global warming, adopt greenhouse gas emission reduction goals for San Francisco in excess of the targeted goals of the Kyoto Protocol, and call for continued actions towards achieving these goals
San Francisco is habitat for 800,000 people – meeting needs for space to work, play, and learn; for food, water, and air; for community with local flora and fauna. SF Environment provides support for urban agriculture and forestry and green buildings, helping residents and businesses harness environmental opportunities.