The City of Irvine kicked off the development of its first Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP) in June 2021. By setting ambitious but achievable emissions reduction targets and laying out thoughtfully planned greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction and climate adaptation measures, the CAAP will lay a pathway to achieving the City's climate goals. The Irvine CAAP seeks to:
- Guide the City on the implementation of measurable actions to meet or exceed the State's GHG reduction targets and climate neutrality goal, as well as the City's ambitious carbon neutral goal by 2030.
- Recommend adaptation measures that build resilience to current and future climate threats.
- Emphasize climate goals for the community, establishing an aspirational, yet achievable path that provides options to realize aggressive emissions reduction targets by 2030, 2035, and 2045.
Throughout the entire CAAP development process, the City is seeking opportunities for stakeholders and residents to provide input. In addition to stakeholder working groups, there will be opportunities for the larger Irvine community to get involved through virtual public workshops and pop-up events.
Please visit the Climate Planning page to learn more about what the CAAP means for Irvine and ways to participate.