Sacramento’s urban forest absorbs heat and helps keep ambient air temperatures lower.
The City of Sacramento recognizes it is important to prepare for climate change impacts. Some of the potential impacts expected in our region include:
• More frequent extreme temperatures
• Higher energy demands
• More limited water supplies
• Increased fire and flood risk
• Public health risks such as air quality impacts and disease vectors
We can prepare for climate change by planting heat resistant tree species to help keep our city cool; improving the efficiency of how we use water and energy; preserving and expanding water sources; protecting the public from increased health risks and safety hazards; promoting a climate-resilient economy; and planning for potential impacts to public infrastructure.