Climate Action and Adaptation Plans

Draft Climate Action Plan (CAAP) Phase 1

The City of Half Moon Bay is pleased to present its final draft of the Climate Action and Adaptation Plans (CAP). This CAP is designed to be a blueprint of our community’s response to challenges posed by climate change and is a living document that reflects the ongoing efforts and challenges our community faces as the impacts from climate change grow more frequent, severe, and urgent. 

Our city cannot solve the climate crisis alone. Phase 1 of the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan documents how Half Moon Bay plans to collaborate with our partners in county, state, and federal governments, along with community organizations and local businesses to assist in reaching State climate goals. This draft is focused on Climate Action, or a roadmap to create new programs, services, and policies that will support our community in taking actions that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. 

Once Phase 1 is complete, a second complimentary plan (Phase 2) will be published focused on Climate Adaptation, or responding and preparing for the impacts of climate change.

Final Climate Action Plan Draft 

Phase 1 of the CAAP will be considered for adoption at the December 5, 2023 City Council Meeting. 

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A summary of previous outreach events and supplemental materials are below:

2019 Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventory Workshop

November 3, 2022 at Half Moon Bay Library


Climate Change Workshop Series with San Mateo County Office of Sustainability

Thank you to everyone who attended our Climate Workshops in October 2020! 

We received a lot of valuable feedback from over 230 attendees from our October Workshops. Based on the feedback received, you may be interested in the following resources:

Kickoff Workshop with City and County Staff | October 15 2020 6:00 - 7:30pm

Workshop with Youth Climate Ambassadors and Heirs to Our Oceans | October 17 2020 7:00 - 9:00pm

World Café Workshop with Senior Coastsiders  | October 21 2020 4:00 - 6:00pm

Workshops with ALAS | October 22 2020 6:00 - 7:30pm (families) & October 29 2020 6:00 - 7:30pm (youth)

Climate Workshop with Sustainable Pescadero | November 2 2020 from 7-8:30pm

Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP) Outreach Pilot Project

In the fall of 2019, The City of Half Moon Bay received a $60,000 grant from the County of San Mateo Office of Sustainability to complete the CAAP outreach pilot project. The City partnered with local community organizations to conduct climate change education and outreach to under- and unrepresented communities within Half Moon Bay. The city worked with Latinos, seniors and the youth by partnering with three community based organizations (Ayudando Latinos A Soñar (ALAS), Senior Coastsiders, and Youth Leadership Institute (YLI) ) to hold 17 events in September – December of 2019. These events included movie screenings, surveys, workshops, murals and VR simulations to and gain valuable insight on the climate change concerns of these populations. 

All three community-based organizations presented their findings and recommendations to City Council at the January 21, 2020 meeting. The City of Half Moon Bay plans to continue this valuable outreach and will be incorporating their findings in their upcoming Climate Action and Adaptation Report.

Review the final pilot report