In May 2021, the City of Paramount released a draft of its first Climate Action Plan (CAP), which outlined strategies to meet the State’s greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals and advance sustainability efforts. The City Council adopted the CAP in July 2021.
City staff initially began attending meetings and workshops with the Gateway Cities Council of Governments (COG) to assist in developing the CAP framework for local jurisdictions in 2017.
Paramount was also selected to participate in the Institute for Local Government’s (ILG) BOOST Program, allowing the City to secure the necessary resources to establish strategies for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and kick off its CAP initiative.
The CAP is tailored to meet the City’s unique community needs and ensure that Paramount reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 40% below 1990 levels by 2030.
Residents were encouraged to share their feedback on the plan at two virtual community outreach events that took place on May 27, 2021 and June 1, 2021.
What’s in the Climate Action Plan?
The document provides a comprehensive overview of the plan, including an evaluation of Paramount’s current GHG emissions, GHG target and reduction goals, measures for success, community adaptation, and implementation and monitoring.2021 Paramount CAP document
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