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San Francisco’s Climate Protection Strategy. Johanna Partin Director of Climate Protection Initiatives Office of Mayor Gavin Newsom. San Francisco’s Climate Goals in Context. San Francisco Climate Action Plan (2004): 20% reduction in carbon emissions below 1990 levels by 2012

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san francisco s climate protection strategy
San Francisco’s Climate Protection Strategy

Johanna Partin

Director of Climate Protection Initiatives

Office of Mayor Gavin Newsom

san francisco s climate goals in context
San Francisco’s Climate Goals in Context
  • San Francisco Climate Action Plan (2004): 20% reduction in carbon emissions below 1990 levels by 2012
  • Kyoto Protocol (1997): 7% reduction in carbon emissions below 1990 levels by 2012
  • AB 32 (2007): 20% reduction in emissions below 1990 levels by 2020
  • Governor’s Executive Order S-3-05: 80% reduction below 1990 levels by 2050
slide3

San Francisco’s Progress

on our Communitywide Carbon Inventory

climate action goal reduce co 2 to 20 below 1990 levels by 2012
Climate ActionGoal: Reduce CO2 to 20% below 1990 levels by 2012
  • First in nation to certify CO2 emissions through 3rd party (CA Climate Registry)
  • Citywide Climate Action Plan
  • Departmental Climate Action Plans
  • SF Carbon Fund
  • Exploring Carbon Tax

Currently 7% below

1990 levels

climate strategy basics what our climate footprint tells us
Climate Strategy Basics: What our climate footprint tells us
  • Encourage people out of their cars and into other forms of transportation (public transit, biking, walking)
  • Orient new growth near transit and jobs
  • Incentivize use of less polluting cars
  • Use less energy
  • Replace fossil-fueled energy consumption with renewables
  • Send less to landfill
  • Build greener buildings
  • Plant more trees
clean transportation goal carbon neutral transportation system by 2030
Clean TransportationGoal: Carbon neutral transportation system by 2030
  • 58% Auto, 18% Transit, 6% Bike, 18% Walk
    • Public transit = only 1% of total communitywide emissions
    • Improving MUNI through the Transit Effectiveness Project and new transit developments (i.e. Central Subway)
    • Promoting commuting alternatives through incentives and mandates
    • Expanding the City’s bicycle network and programs
    • Completing and implementing City’s Pedestrian Master Plan
    • Congestion Pricing parking meters
    • “Greening” cars (taxis, rental cars, city fleet)
    • Using biodiesel and alternative fuels
    • Bay Area EV Corridor
slide10

100% of public transit is

electric or B20 biodiesel

Largest municipal electric fleet

in country

Largest municipal biodiesel

(B20) fleet in country

43% increase in biking since

2007

existing bike path network
Existing Bike Path Network

Planned Bike Path Network

slide12
Energy Efficiency & Renewable EnergyGoal: Reduce 400,000 tons CO2/year through EE &50 MW in-city renewables by 2012

Energy Efficiency:

  • Municipal energy efficiency
  • Energy Watch program (commercial, multi-tenant buildings)
  • Resilient Homes (single family homes & 2-4 unit buildings)
  • Zero Energy Homes

Renewable Energy:

  • Municipal hydro, solar, methane
  • GoSolar SF
  • Emerging technologies (ocean power, urban wind, co-gen)
  • San Francisco Sustainable Financing (SF2) program
slide13

Municipal electricity is carbon neutral

8.5 MW solar PV (+ 5 MW Sunset project)

3 MW methane

Launching SWH & urban wind programs

zero waste goal 75 diversion by 2010
Zero WasteGoal: 75% diversion by 2010
  • Curbside recycling/ composting
  • Banned plastic bags in supermarkets & drugstores
  • Banned styrofoam
  • Banned bottled water in City departments
  • Mandatory recycling & composting (effective 10/21/09)

72% diversion rate

green building
Green Building
  • Toughest green building standards in the country
  • LEED Silver required for municipal buildings and commercial new construction and large retrofits
  • Mandatory recycling of construction debris
urban forest goal plant maintain 25 000 new trees by 2012
Urban ForestGoal: Plant & maintain 25,000 new trees by 2012

Met goal in 2009

668,000 trees (12% canopy) offsetting 2,500,000 pounds CO2 annually

thank you
Thank You!

Johanna Partin

johanna.partin@sfgov.org

+1 (415) 554-6640