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The City of Monterey Climate Action Plan (CAP) represents our local effort to address the City’s contribution to a global environmental problem with community -level impacts. The CAP includes the following: 2005 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions inventory; 2012 GHG emissions inventory; existing and planned GHG emissions reduction strategies for both the community (within our City geopolitical boundary) and government operations (associated with operations and management of City real properties and programs; also known as municipal), and recommendations to make further reductions to meet future goals. The CAP sets emission reduction goals for 2020, 2030, and 2050 according to California AB 32, the Urban Environmental Accords (UEA), and Executive Order S-3-05.

The CAP also outlines progress made toward the goals of the U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement (MCPA) and the UEA, to which the City became a signatory in 2007. Finally, the CAP identifies existing activities that contribute to local climate adaptation and priority steps for adaptation planning. The City of Monterey CAP is a living document - community members, business owners, and public employees should continue to reference and provide input to the CAP to improve the plan and integrate its attributes into City planning.