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


County on Track to Meet 2020 Emissions Reduction Target! The County is excited to announce the release of the 2018 Annual Monitoring Report, the first in the series of reporting and monitoring requirements, the report describes the County’s implementation efforts supporting the Climate Action Plan (CAP) which was adopted in February 2018. Continue Reading Article


Healthy Ways to Prevent Wasted Food Did you know that 40% of food in the US goes uneaten while 40 million Americans do not have consistent access to adequate and nutritious food? In California, 6 million tons of food is thrown away! Continue Reading Article


Save Energy On Hot Days Your air conditioner may be working hard these hot, muggy San Diego summer days. Keep cool this summer while saving on your home energy bills by following some important tips. Continue Reading Article


Water Smart Tips Up to 70% of your water bill goes to watering your lawn and garden! Using water more efficiently will not only help you lower your home water bills but also can help protect San Diego’s water quality. Continue Reading Article

General Inquiries:
Planning & Development Services

Media Inquiries:
Jessica Northrup, Group Communications Officer
(619) 531-5186