The ultimate goal of the Climate Action Plan (CAP) is to reduce emissions for the year 2020 to 385,749 MtCO2e, 25% below the base year (2005) levels.
The Plan is divided into two implementation phases, and specific emissions reduction targets have been established for both phases. Supporting these reductions targets are a range of sector goals for the five sectors identified in the GHG inventory: transportation, solid waste, and residential, commercial, and industrial energy use. Reductions are anticipated from actions taken locally and externally at the regional, state, federal, and international levels.
The focus of the first phase will be implementing broad community outreach measures, building public support for the Plan, and capitalizing on the most cost effective opportunities to reduce emissions. The actions begun during Phase I will continue to reduce emissions during Phase II.