San Francisco Department of the Environment

Climate Change

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Climate change is not only real, it is one of the greatest threats to our health and well-being. One of the first in the nation to combat climate change, San Francisco remains committed to working with cities, regions, states, institutions and businesses, both nationally and internationally, in the fight against climate change. 

San Francisco is proof that strong action is good for the planet and for the economy. Since 1990, San Francisco has reduced citywide emissions 41 percent, while the population has grown 22 percent and the local economy 199 percent.

While the City is proud of the progress its made, climate change still threatens San Francisco communities and puts the most vulnerable at risk. That's why the City of San Francisco is updating its Climate Action Plan. Learn more and get involved!

Community Climate Action

Take Climate Action for San Francisco
2021 San Francisco Climate Action Plan
San Francisco's Carbon Footprint
SF Climate Milestones
SF Carbon Fund

City Government Action

SF City Departments Lead the Way on Climate Action


Methane Math: How Cities Can Rethink Emissions from Natural Gas (PDF)
Take Action for the Environment: 0-80-100-Roots 
Climate Plans & Reports

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