Crystal Najera,
Sustainability Manager
(760) 943-2285

Climate Action

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Climate Action Plan

The City’s Climate Action Plan(CAP) provides a roadmap for reducing greenhouse gas emissions through the implementation of various targets, goals, strategies, and measures. The CAP set an ambitious target to reduce emissions by 44% below 2012 levels by 2030. The CAP includes the following seven overarching strategies and associated goals:

strategies goals table


CAP Update


On November 18, 2020, City Council unanimously approved an updated Climate Action Plan (CAP) and the associated final Negative Declaration per California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) regulations. Adoption of this CAP update was the culmination of a year-long process that included reevaluation of the City’s 2030 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions projection to include anticipated increased housing units, establishment of more ambitious emissions reduction targets, and the development of more effective emissions reduction CAP measures and complimentary supporting measures.

Climate Adaptation

As a coastal community, it is of particular importance to understand the potential impacts of climate change. Sea level rise, in combination with stronger storms, could cause significant coastal erosion and damage to our beaches, bluffs and coastal infrastructure.

The City's Coastal Zone Management Program focuses on the protection and enhancement of the City’s coastline and how the City will adapt to address the effects of climate change.

CAP Annual Report

In March 2022, the City published its third comprehensive Climate Action Plan (CAP) Annual Monitoring Report. The 2020 CAP Annual Report summarizes the progress the City has made toward meeting its greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets set in the 2020 CAP and evaluates progress made on implementing the measures established in the CAP. This annual report includes notable City actions and data tracked through 2020. Of the twenty (20) measures in the CAP, seven (7) have been completed, eleven (11) are in progress, and two (2) are awaiting resources. To learn more about the City's progress, check out the Encinitas Climate Dashboard.

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