Climate Action Planning in Irvine

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Irvine City Council directed staff to take steps to develop a Climate Action and Adaptation Plan that will:

  • Guide the City on the implementation of measurable actions to meet or exceed the State’s greenhouse gas emissions targets and climate neutrality goal;
  • Recommend adaptation measures that build resilience to current and future climate threats, such as drought, extreme heat, and wildfires; and 
  • Emphasize climate goals for the community, establishing an aspirational, yet achievable path that provides options to realize aggressive emission reduction targets by 2030, 2035, and 2045.

In addition to moving forward on a Climate Action and Adaptation Plan, the City has also taken steps in recent years to identify climate impacts and begin preparing for a climate resilient future by completing a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan and a Strategic Energy Plan. The City also led the formation of the first Community Choice Energy initiative in Orange County in an effort to give consumers clean energy choices, and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

To learn more about the City’s sustainability efforts, and find out how you can participate in the climate planning process, please visit