Climate Action Plan
Learn more about the City of Del Mar’s detailed blueprint for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
The Del Mar Climate Action Plan (CAP), adopted on June 6, 2016, is a living document designed to protect our natural resources, prevent harm to the natural environment, enhance human health, and improve the social and economic well-being of the community for current and future generations.
The CAP establishes a series of measures aimed at reducing the emission of greenhouse gases (GHGs). GHGs are generated by the burning of fossil fuels such as gasoline, diesel fuel, or natural gas during the generation of electrical power, or the driving of vehicles that run on these fuels. Releasing GHGs into the atmosphere is the major cause of global warming, and significant reductions will be required just to slow the increase in annual temperatures that has already begun.
The CAP aims to reduce GHGs 15% by 2020, and 50% by 2035. The CAP also includes a renewable energy goal of 50% by 2020 and 100% by 2035. Additional CAP strategies include reducing water consumption and waste generation, promoting energy efficiency, and encouraging sustainable transportation alternatives.
To learn more about the CAP, review the following:
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