Climate Action Plan Update

The Climate Action Plan was prepared and adopted by the City of Chico in 2012, Chico to meet its GHG reduction goal of 25% below 2005 emission levels by the end of 2020. That goal was met, and in 2019 the City of Chico set new GHG emissions reductions goals for 40% below 1990 levels by 2030, and 80% below 1990 levels by 2050. The Sacramento-based consulting firm Rincon Consultants were awarded the contract to prepare the Climate Action Plan Update with these new GHG emissions reductions targets and began preparation in early January 2020.

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Climate Action Commission

In 2019, City Council directed the formation of a new standing commission to assist in development and implementation of the Climate Action Plan Update; and staff support for the Commission and towards implementation of the CAP. The Climate Action Commission serves as an advisory body to the City Council on all matters related to climate action, adaption, and resiliency, including reducing greenhouse gas emissions consistent with State goals through preparation and maintenance of a Climate Action Plan. The Commission will accept public input on the subject areas noted above and advise Council on ways to drive community awareness and participation in City programs modeled upon the field’s best practices.

The Current commissioners are Chair Cheri Chastain, Vice Chari Mark Stemen, Dave Donnan, Kirk Monfort, Michael Nelson, and Rebecca Casey. The Commission is tasked with assisting in the development and implementation of the Climate Action Plan Update.

The Commission meets the second Thursday of each month. Check the minutes and agendas for the upcoming agenda.