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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?

Existing Building Electrification Strategy

The Existing Building Electrification Strategy is a long-term policy roadmap to decarbonize existing buildings in Sacramento by 2045, in line with the City’s goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2045 as detailed in the Climate Action & Adaptation Plan. Visit the project website to learn more and sign up for updates to get emails about upcoming meetings and milestones

Climate Action & Adaptation Plan (CAAP)

The Climate Action & Adaptation Plan (CAAP) is a key element of the City’s longstanding efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change effects. Building on a multi-year effort that broadly engaged the Sacramento community, the City is finalizing the CAAP, in tandem with the 2040 General Plan. The City is grateful for the broad input the community provided, which informed the final form of each document. City staff have prepared hearing drafts, which will be presented to City Council for recommendation for adoption on February 27, 2024. Visit the project website to learn more.

All-Electric Standards for New Buildings

On January 1, 2023, all-electric standards for new buildings 1 – 3 stories commence, pursuant to the City’s New Building Electrification Ordinance. Learn more.

Pilot coming soon

The Office of Climate Action & Sustainability is preparing to launch a pilot program, informed by community input and supported by a one-time funding allocation from the Sacramento City Council. Watch a presentation on the pilot proposal (passcode: UgTL*3Ln) or view the slides.

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