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San Francisco Climate Action Plan Business Advisory Panel. Meeting #1 – February 14 th , 2011. Agenda. 9:00-9:15am Introductions, Housekeeping, About BC3 9:15-9:30am Objectives , Outcome and Disclosure 9:30-10: 00am Background to the SF CAP

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9:00-9:15am Introductions, Housekeeping, About BC3

9:15-9:30am Objectives, Outcome and Disclosure

9:30-10:00am Background to the SF CAP

10:00-11:30am Panel Feedback/OPEN DISCUSSION?

11:30-12:00pm Closing Remarks and Next Steps (discuss BC3 Brownbag event)

welcome from bc3
Welcome from BC3!

objectives and outcome
Objectives and Outcome
  • City expectations?
  • Panel expectations?

Russian heat wave July ‘10

25% wheat crop

lost, grain exports halted, severe

drought, forest


~11,000 heat-related excess deaths

reported in Moscow alone in July


Russian President

Medvedev (July, 2010)

“Practically everything

is burning. The weather

is anomalously hot. What is

happening with the planet's

climate right now needs to

be a wake-up call to all of

us, meaning all heads of

state, all headsof social

organizations, in order to

take a more energetic

approach to countering

the global changes to

the climate.”

Moscow reaches >100oF

in July 2010, the hottest summer in Russia ever.

sf cap brief policy history
SF CAP – Brief Policy History
  • 2002 Board of Supervisors Resolution sets an emissions reduction target, and mandates SF Environment and SFPUC staff to prepare a Climate Action Plan.
  • 2003 Mayor Brown joins 150 other U.S. mayors in urging the Federal Government to take action on Climate Change
  • 2004 Climate Action Plan released. Mayor Gavin Newsom endorses goals.
  • 2005 Climate Coordinator hired to coordinate plan implementation.
  • 2008 Department Climate Action Plan Mandate.
  • 2010 Mayor Gavin Newsom announces the City has met Kyoto targets
main contributors towards reductions
Main contributors towards reductions
  • Mild climate, dense transit-friendly urban form, and a very small industrial sector.
  • Urban forest carbon sink
  • Two biggest contributing factors to reductions, economic recession and state RPS
  • Not sure…currently difficult or not possible to track reductions to most policies
  • BUT we have 9% to go in the next 2 yrs!
  • How are we making our goals internally?
    • Clean power (HetchHetchy)
    • Operational efficiency
    • Clean vehicles/biodiesel/alternative transportation
    • How will we make our goals in the community?
    • New transportation infrastructure, MTA actions
    • Renewable Energy – 100% by 2030 Mayoral Target
    • How feasible? How will this affect business community?
new approach to climate planning
New approach to Climate Planning
  • Past (2004) “Visioning”
    • Mayors adopted international targets at a local level
    • Climate plans developed, actions backed out from targets
    • No assessment of GHG reduction potential, cost and political feasibility
    • CAP = political visioning document
  • Future (2011) “Planning”
    • Looking at actions and potential for reduction
    • CAP = planning document
    • Execution, how is it going to work?
your thoughts
Your thoughts?
  • Initial impression?
  • Positive or negative?
  • How can the city make it work?
  • What role do businesses play?
  • How will businesses help to reach goals?
big picture
Big Picture
  • Synergistic opportunities to build new low carbon business locally
  • Public private partnerships, A history of nation building!
thank you
Thank you!