Climate change is an urgent issue confronting our world today. Burning fossil fuels for transportation and energy releases greenhouse gases and is the primary driver of climate change. We are already seeing the effects of climate change in Santa Clara County, including heatwaves, flooding from extreme storms, and wildfires. We need to take urgent action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and limit the effects from climate change.
The County is developing the Climate Roadmap 2030 which will outline actions the County and partners will take to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. While many cities have already adopted Climate Action Plans, the Roadmap will serve as a plan to align existing efforts, prioritize actions in unincorporated areas of the County, and help leverage and facilitate partnerships for regional solutions to climate change.