Development Services

Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP)

The City of Long Beach is developing its first-ever Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP), and we want you to be a part of the process. The CAAP will help to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, prepare the community for the impacts of climate change, improve the quality of life, and enhance economic vitality in Long Beach. Long Beach strives to be a more sustainable and resilient city in the face of climate change impacts such as air pollution, extreme heat, drought, coastal storm surge, and sea level rise. View the CAAP video and get involved now!

The CAAP will provide a framework for creating or updating policies, programs, practices, and incentives for Long Beach residents and businesses to reduce the City's GHG footprint, and ensure the community and physical assets are better protected from the impacts of climate change. Engaging those who live, work, and play in Long Beach is essential to creating an effective and successful CAAP. Residents, business owners, students, and other community stakeholders are encouraged to get involved by providing input and sharing ideas, priorities, and solutions to help establish and achieve the City's climate goals.

CAAP Draft Plan - Released 5/31/19:

The City has released a working draft of the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan! This draft includes the mitigations and adaptations included in the plan, along with some of the supporting information such as the CAAP overview, greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories and GHG reduction target. The GHG inventory includes a supplemental research memo on oil and gas extraction in Long Beach

Supplementary technical information that will be included as technical appendices to the CAAP are linked below under "CAAP Data and Assessments."

DRAFT Long Beach CAAP:

The draft plan was presented to the community at the June 1, 2019, CAAP open house. The 45-day public comment period closed on July 15, 2019. A final draft CAAP will be released in 2020.

The City hopes to engage everyone who lives, work, or plays in Long Beach to develop and implement the CAAP! To get involved, be sure to:

  • Visit the CAAP website for latest news and updates
  • Subscribe to the Development Services - Initiatives and Programs newsletter through LinkLB
  • Join the CAAP conversation on social media:
    • Use #CAAPLB
    • "Like" the Development Services Facebook page
    • "Follow" us on Twitter @LongBeachBuilds
  • Join us at an upcoming outreach event!

For questions or more information on the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP), contact:

Jennifer Ly, Planner, (562) 570-6368

Subscribe to LinkLB Development Services - Initiatives and Programs to learn more about the City's CAAP, and receive information about upcoming community meetings and events. "Like" the Development Services Facebook page, and "follow" us on Twitter, and get involved in the CAAP discussion using #CAAPLB.