Climate Action Plan

What is the Climate Action Plan? 

The Climate Action Plan (CAP) is the County’s strategic approach to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from sources throughout the unincorporated area. The CAP reflects the County’s programs and actions to decrease energy use, improve energy efficiency, develop renewable energy, reduce vehicle miles traveled, increase multi-modal travel options, expand green infrastructure, reduce waste, and improve the efficiency of government operations. The CAP also forecasts the County’s GHG emissions and sets reduction targets and strategies.

Updating the Climate Action Plan

Contra Costa County is updating its Climate Action Plan (CAP), which outlines the actions the County will take to address our changing climate. We expect the updated CAP to be complete in late 2023. In the meantime, we'll be focusing our work in a few key areas. Learn more by reading our Interim Climate Action Work Plan (PDF) and checking out our 2021 Progress Report updating our progress on these interim measures. 

Grazing Land

History of the County's Climate Action Plan