When getting to zero is a good thing. San Diego County on its way to zero carbon in the region.
On January 27, 2021, the County of San Diego Board of Supervisors approved the development of a Framework for a regional zero-carbon sustainability plan in partnership with the UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy and the University of San Diego (USD) Energy Policy Initiatives Center. The Framework will provide science-based pathways to achieve zero carbon in the region.
The Framework will contain plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in the San Diego region while adding to current efforts and mapping collaborations to implement regional climate action goals.
You can now view two new studies on this Regional Decarbonization Framework.
The first study - San Diego Regional Decarbonization Framework: Technical Report - is authored by a team led by the University of California San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy, in collaboration with the Energy Policy Initiatives Center at the University of San Diego School of Law and other experts in energy, transportation, and building systems.
This study looks at what kind of challenges individuals, businesses and governments face when trying to reduce regional GHG emissions. According to the study, we can get to zero emissions in each sector of our economy by 2050 if we act collectively.
The second study - Putting San Diego County on the High Road: Climate Workforce Recommendations for 2030 and 2050 - is authored by Inclusive Economics and a team of national experts in workforce development. The study explores how lowering GHG emissions in the region’s industries can benefit the region’s workers.
These studies provide creative and collaborative solutions that can benefit us all in the region as well as the planet.