Table 4.5 below demonstrates how the estimated GHG emissions reductions from all of the actions in Phase I and Phase II combined will reduce the 2020 emissions by 309,755 MtCO2e for the Chico area to an annual emissions level of 385,749 MtCO2e, which is 25% below baseline levels and 44.5% below BAU projections for 2020. The Chico CAP outlines a path to meet the City’s aggressive GHG emissions reduction goal

It provides an opportunity to evaluate the success of its implementation and make mid-course corrections if necessary to meet the goal. The City of Chico is committed to achieving the 2020 CAP goal, honoring the Mayor’s Climate Protection Agreement, supporting California’s Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32), and being a regional leader in climate action.

Summary of 2020 Emissions Reductions Estimates