Climate Action Plans or “CAPs” are the guiding plans for public and private entities to identify and prioritize strategies, programs, and policies to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as well as adapt to a warmer climate and prepare residents, businesses, natural resources, wildlife, and infrastructure for the impacts of a changing climate.

Climate Action Plans aim to address the biggest causes of climate change emissions: transportation, energy, and waste in most areas. CAPs often promote strategies that fall into four main categories: Clean and Efficient Energy and Water; Transit, Walking, and Biking; Zero Waste, and Trees and Climate Resilience. Climate Action Plans can achieve multiple community goals such as improving air quality, lowering energy costs, supporting jobs and local economic development, providing more convenient and safe alternative transportation, and improving public health, quality of life, and the reliability and security of their energy system. From the website: