Pinole's Climate Action and Adaptation Plan

Climate Action and Adaptation Plan

This Way to a Greener Pinole!
Posted on 11/01/2022
Child drawing pictures of trees and recycling symbols on brown paperThis way to a greener, fairer and more resilient Pinole! On October 19, 2021, our City Council declared a Climate Emergency. This recognized the detrimental effects climate change can have on Pinole’s public health, economy, infrastructure, and overall wellbeing.
With a Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP), a collaborative effort by City Staff and Pinole citizens, the City can strategize how to become resilient to and mitigate the effects of a Climate Emergency. Some examples of resilience are adding porous pavement that can impede danger and damage in the event of flooding or planting more trees to keep temperatures lower during an extreme heat event. Some examples of climate mitigation are reducing greenhouse gas emissions by electrifying homes and buildings and reducing the amount of gas vehicles on the road with improved infrastructure for walkability and clean transportation.
An important element of the CAAP will also emphasize equity. Climate change disproportionately affects socially vulnerable populations so it is vital to level the playing field so that all communities can mitigate and overcome climate change without compromising on quality of life and access to resources and opportunity.
The CAAP is an exciting journey for all Pinole citizens to embark on to reach our common destination: a cleaner and healthier Pinole that is better prepared, more kind to the Planet, and more fair to its people.
The journey begins with your personal mark on the CAAP. We welcome all feedback and ideas!
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