CITY OF BELMONT CLIMATE ACTION PLAN
The Climate Action Plan (CAP) is a comprehensive plan for addressing Belmont’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and serves as a mitigation strategy under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for GHG/climate change impacts associated with the Belmont General Plan Update and the Belmont Village Specific Plan (BVSP). Once the CAP is adopted, projects that demonstrate consistency with the Belmont General Plan Update (and the BVSP, if applicable) and CAP are allowed a streamlined CEQA review process for mitigation of GHG emissions, pursuant to CEQA Guidelines.
What does this plan entail?
- A GHG inventory and forecast*
- GHG emissions reductions targets for the year 2035
- Quantified reduction strategies and performance standards to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
- An implementation framework to achieve the required reduction
- Efforts the City will take to monitor progress towards emissions targets
Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Forecast*
The greenhouse gas inventory provides a baseline year, 2005, against which progress toward the City goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 50% by 2035 can be achieved. Information will need to be collected from various sectors and sources, including the Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Transportation and Land Use, Waste, Wastewater, and Stationary Sources sectors.
Climate Action Strategies
The plan provides a list of programs and measures - all of which will be further developed and vetted independently. These programs are designed to increase environmental efficiency in energy and transportation, curtail waste deposited into landfill, and as well as catalyze development of adaptation plans. For further details, view the entire Belmont Draft Climate Action Plan 2017.
To view the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) that covers the Climate Action Plan and the city's 2035 General Plan Update, and Belmont Village Specific Plan, click here.