San Francisco

California, USA
San Francisco is proving that aggressive climate goals are good for the economy, the health and well being of our residents, and for the Earth.

Emissions Reduction

Since: 1990

Economic Growth

Since: 1990

Emissions Reduction Target

Baseline: 1990
By 2050

Renewable Energy Target

by 2030

Emissions by Source

Transport 46%
Landfill Organics 5%
Buildings 46%
Municipal 2%
Other 1%

Electricity Mix

San Francisco is at the forefront of regional, state and national climate action, reducing emissions 30 percent below 1990 levels, while the population has grown 20 percent and the local economy 110 percent. At the heart of the nine-county Bay Area in Northern California, San Francisco is proving that aggressive climate goals are good for the economy, the health and wellbeing of our residents, and for the Earth.

Through collective action, San Francisco will Net Zero Emissions by 2050. The City’s Climate Action Framework, 0-80- 100-Roots, is the vision for how we will meet this challenge:

0 – Zero waste to landfill

80 – 80% of trips made by sustainable modes (public transit, walking, biking)

100 – 100% renewable energy to electrify the built environment, including the movement of people and goods

Roots – Protecting urban green spaces and growing the urban forest to enhance biodiversity and sequester carbon

San Francisco recognizes that to achieve its vision of a safe, vibrant and inclusive city of shared prosperity we must continue accelerated and transformative action to address climate change. This will require inclusive and equitable participation of community in climate and sustainability decisions, an investment in capacity building activities such as providing residents tools, education, and job opportunities, and engagement of people throughout the city in programs, policies and initiatives to will ensure the city is prepared for the future.

Join San Francisco in Going LED!

Join thousands of San Franciscans and over 45 partner organizations in the world’s largest LED giveaway. Let’s lead the way to a brighter future. Make the switch to energy-saving LEDs today! A very special thank you to our partner Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) for their support.

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Bus Bike Rack

San Francisco Climate Action Strategy