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On the Hot Seat: Climate action plans become a new reality for California cities' long-term master plans and land-use document

7/1/2009 Articles

Even before California committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and long before the federal government will do so, many cities and counties in our state voluntarily committed to reducing their carbon footprint. These concerted efforts to analyze a jurisdiction's greenhouse gas emissions and to map out a path towards reductions over time are generally referred to as climate action plans, or CAPs.

Published in The Registry July 2009.

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