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File #: 2020-7650   
Type: New Business
Body: Transportation Commission
On agenda: 1/22/2020
Title: Endorse the 2019 Annual Report on the Climate Action and Resiliency Plan (Patrick Pelegri-O'Day, Climate Action Coordinator)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1: CARP Annual Report 2020 TC, 2. Exhibit 2: CARP Annual Report Appendix TC
Title

Endorse the 2019 Annual Report on the Climate Action and Resiliency Plan (Patrick Pelegri-O'Day, Climate Action Coordinator)
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Transportation Commission
January 22, 2020
Item 5B
Action


Endorse the 2020 CARP Annual Report

BACKGROUND
The Climate Action & Resiliency Plan (CARP) was adopted by the City Council on September 3, 2019, after a year and a half plan development process that included significant community and stakeholder engagement. The aim of the CARP is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, build resilience to the local impacts of climate change, and become a more sustainable city. To guide implementation, Annual Reports will be presented to City Council and Boards and Commissions to share information and evaluate priorities. This Annual Report is brought to the Transportation Commission in particular because an estimated 70 percent of local emissions come from the transportation sector and the transportation system will face significant flooding vulnerabilities if climate breakdown continues.
Less than six months has passed between adoption of the CARP and submittal of this first Annual Report. The 2020 Annual Report is being put forward at this time to ensure that budget decisions can be linked to plan implementation efforts and to coincide with the Transportation Choices Plan annual report, acknowledging the important connections between transportation and climate.
The 2020 CARP Annual Report presents the CARP's vision and goals, the status of key projects and staffing structure, metrics and funding, and a framework for the next five years of plan implementation.

DISCUSSION
The 2020 CARP Annual Report is the first annual report on climate action and resiliency. The goals of the CARP are reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 50% below 2005 levels by 2030; increasing resiliency to flooding, drought, extreme heat, hazardous air quality, and earthquakes; and building social resilience and local government capacity. In addition to the num...

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