CITY OF BELMONT CLIMATE ACTION PLAN
The Climate Action Plan (CAP) is a comprehensive plan for addressing Belmont’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and serves as a mitigation strategy under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for GHG/climate change impacts associated with the adopted 2035 Belmont General Plan and Belmont Village Specific Plan (BVSP). Projects that demonstrate consistency with the Belmont General Plan (and the BVSP, if applicable) and CAP are allowed a streamlined CEQA review process for mitigation of GHG emissions, pursuant to CEQA Guidelines.
What does this plan entail?
- A GHG inventory and forecast*
- GHG emissions reductions targets for the year 2035
- Quantified reduction strategies and performance standards to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
- An implementation framework to achieve the required reduction
- Efforts the City will take to monitor progress towards emissions targets
Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Forecast*
The greenhouse gas inventory provides a baseline year, 2005, against which progress toward the City goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 50% by 2035 can be achieved. Information will need to be collected from various sectors and sources, including the Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Transportation and Land Use, Waste, Wastewater, and Stationary Sources sectors.