County of San Diego
Climate Action Plan

The County of San Diego is committed to helping communities thrive while protecting the region’s unique and diverse natural resources. One of the County’s sustainability tools is the Climate Action Plan (CAP), which contains a series of measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions over the next 30 years. These measures are administered through multiple County departments and focus on activities that occur within the unincorporated area of the region, and within County-owned facilities, regardless of location.

The County is actively engaged in implementing the CAP and its 26 measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


The County reduced 103,643 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent by implementing Climate Action Plan measures through 2018. Find status updates on all 26 measures on the CAP dashboard, and read the full 2018 Annual Monitoring Report to learn more. 


The CAP reduces greenhouse gas emissions through 26 enforceable, quantifiable, and achievable measures within five emissions sectors. Roll over and click on each button to learn more. 


Built Environment & Transportation


Solid Waste

Water & Waste Water

Agriculture & Conservation


County of San Diego climate action stories, news, and updates


Reducing outdoor water use California’s year-round sun and ideal weather can help grow beautiful gardens and lawns, but often it can require large amounts of water to keep plants looking great. Reducing outdoor water use doesn’t have to mean changing a beautiful garden oasis though – just being creative about where the water comes from. A low-cost way to capture free rainwater is with rain barrels. Continue Reading Article


Quick tips on how to save water Did you know that 30-60% of water California households consume is for outdoor usage? View simple changes for ways you can conserve water in your home and yard that can result in significant savings. Continue Reading Article


Keeping stormwater drains, rivers, lakes, and oceans free of hazardous waste One of San Diego region’s most valuable natural resource is water and keeping our waterways clean is a concern of most residents. One way our waterways can be negatively impacted is from hazardous waste and other pollutants entering our stormwater system. See how you can help prevent stormwater pollution with a few simple steps. Continue Reading Article