At the July 6, 2021 City Council meeting, Paramount’s first-ever Climate Action Plan (CAP) was adopted by a unanimous vote. In concurrence with goals set by the State, the City’s CAP is tailored to address unique climate needs as a community and ensure that Paramount reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 40% below 1990 levels by 2030.
The CAP will act as the City’s guide to addressing climate change through projects, programs, and activities. 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.
“The City of Paramount is a safe, healthy, and attractive community committed to long-term environmental sustainability,” said Mayor Brenda Olmos. “This Climate Action Plan is a first big step in our strategy to mitigate climate change.”
The City used input from residents, business owners, and community stakeholders to develop the CAP emission reduction strategies that support local economic development, lower energy costs, and reduce traffic congestion. The City hosted two virtual community outreach events for public comment and questions regarding the draft CAP.
If you missed the virtual community meetings and would like to watch the recordings, please click here. For more information about the City’s CAP, visit ParamountEnvironment.org/CAP.