Contra Costa County recognizes that climate change is a critical issue that poses a substantial long-term threat locally and globally. In 2005, the County Board of Supervisors acknowledged that local leadership is critical to address this urgent issue and formed the multi-departmental Climate Change Working Group comprised of top-level managers representing five County departments. The County has already implemented a wide range of policies and practices that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by reducing vehicular emissions, conserving energy and minimizing waste.
Contra Costa County Accomplishments:
General Plan Update
- Contra Costa County last updated its General Plan in 2005 to run through 2020. It includes elements on improving renewable energy access, improving bicycle and public transportation access and preservation of open spaces.
- Contra Costa County is in the process of updating the General Plan. Find out more here.
Climate Action Planning
- The County completed its Climate Action Plan in 2015.
- The County’s Municipal Climate Action Plan was completed in 2008.
- Adopted the U.S. Cool Counties Climate Stabilization Declaration
Contra Costa County website
Last updated July 2019.