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Located in the City Manager’s Office, the Office of Climate Action & Sustainability (OCAS) leads the City of Sacramento’s efforts to address climate change and accelerate City actions to achieve a resilient, carbon zero future. Formed in 2021, OCAS works closely with City departments to plan and operationalize urgent climate initiatives.

The City is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions while adapting to the impacts of climate change. OCAS projects advance climate change mitigation, adaptation, and resiliency through community-focused initiatives, like air quality monitoring, and internal initiatives to make City operations more sustainable. In addition to coordinating climate action among City departments, OCAS works with a variety of external partners, including regional agencies, utilities, and community-based organizations. 

What's Next?

Climate Action and Adaptation Plan

Sacramento’s updated Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP) is coming soon! The CAAP will define Sacramento’s greenhouse gas emission reduction and climate change adaptation goals and strategies. City Council will hold a workshop in Spring 2022 to discuss the public draft CAAP and scenarios for carbon neutrality. Read more

Existing Building Electrification

The City and partners are developing a pathway to transition existing buildings to carbon-free electricity by 2045. Read more.





Latest News

Carbon Zero Contest

Young artists can win cash prizes of up to $500 through the new Carbon Zero Art Contest. Enter by February 24th.

1/25/22 Climate and Transportation Workshop

City Council will hold a workshop on Tuesday, January 25th at 2pm to discuss the relationship between climate change and transportation. Staff will present projects and funding strategies to increase active transportation and transit use. Learn more and join the meeting.

2/4/22 Climate Update Webinar

Register to learn the status of 2021 Climate Work Plan implementation and talk with City staff, 12 - 1 pm on Friday, February 4th.

New Electric Vehicle Chargers

The City partnered with EVgo to launched six additional curbside chargers for electric vehicles at 14th and E streets and 22nd and J streets. Each charger features art created by a local artist. Read more.

Community Air Quality Monitoring

The City is partnering with the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District to monitor air quality in low income neighborhoods. Read more

Connect With Us

Contact staff:

Jennifer Venema, Climate Action Lead

Laila Atalla, Sustainability Analyst

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