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.
San Francisco is at the forefront of regional, state and national climate action, reducing emissions 28 percent below 1990 levels, while the population has grown 19 percent and the local economy 78 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 well
being of our residents, and for the Earth.
Through collective action, San Francisco will reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent below 1990 levels 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.