- Climate Action and Adaptation Plans
Climate Action and Adaptation Plans
Draft Climate Action Plan (CAP)
The City of Half Moon Bay is pleased to present its first draft of the Climate Action and Adaptation Plans (CAAP). This CAAP 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. This CAAP documents how Half Moon Bay plans to collaborate with our partners in county, state, and federal governments, along with community organizations and local businesses. 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 the Climate Adaptation Plan is adopted, a second complimentary plan will be published focused on Climate Adaptation, or responding and preparing for the impacts of climate change.
March 2023 Public Draft (PDF)
March 2023 draft was updated to include additional Natural Gas related emissions that were missing from the GHG inventory at the time of the December 2022 publication date.
December 2022 Public Draft (PDF)
Comments on the draft CAAP should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than May 12, 2023
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:
- Half Moon Bay
- Earth Year Campaign
- Emergency Preparedness
- Sustainability Newsletter (Sustainability Source)
- County/Office of Sustainability
- Other Helpful Links
- Peninsula Clean Energy Incentives and Programs
- $200 rebate to rent any available electric vehicle just to try it out!
- Up to $4000 off the purchase of a used electric vehicle (income qualified)
- Up to $1250 off a solar+battery storage system
- Free portable backup batteries for qualifying residents who rely on medical devices
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.