The Mayors’ Commission on Climate Change

A Green and Growing Capital Region

Recommendations to Achieve Carbon Zero by 2045 in Sacramento and West Sacramento

On Monday, June 29th, the Mayors’ Commission on Climate Change unanimously adopted its final report for achieving carbon zero by 2045 in Sacramento and West Sacramento. The Commission’s recommendations define a set of bold and necessary strategies to achieve the cities’ carbon zero vision, including a set of equity strategies, foundational principles, and actions to reduce emissions in the built environment, mobility, and community health and resilience sectors.

Mayor Darrell Steinberg, City of Sacramento

“By working together, we can accelerate and shape the transition to a clean energy economy that’s already occurring to ensure that it benefits our local businesses and residents. We can strengthen Sacramento’s position as a hub for investment in clean technologies and promote social equity and economic prosperity for all.”

Mayor Christopher Cabaldon, City of West Sacramento

“The City of West Sacramento is partnering with the City of Sacramento on this effort to provide input and feedback on climate policies that can not only reduce greenhouse gas emissions but promote our shared goals for equitable mobility and sustainable communities. We look forward to adding our perspective to this collective effort, resulting in strategies that can have a truly regional impact.”

We asked students at the University Climate Change Summit at Sacramento State to share their vision for a sustainable future in Sacramento and West Sacramento.

Here’s what they shared with us:

Thank you to our generous sponsors for making this important effort possible.

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