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 was confirmed by the City Council on January 5, 2021, at which time the Council confirmed the GHG reduction target, the plan, and directed staff to develop the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) required for the CAAP pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The draft EIR is now available for public review from March 18-May 2, 2022, and can be found on our Environmental Reports page. It is anticipated that the CAAP will come back before the City Council for final adoption and certification of the EIR in mid-2022.

We want to encourage you to participate in helping shape the CAAP, as this is just the beginning of an ongoing, collaborative process to make Long Beach a safer, healthier, and more sustainable place to live, work and play. 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. Residents, business owners, students, and other community stakeholders are encouraged to get involved by providing input, spreading the word, and sharing ideas, priorities, and solutions to help establish and achieve the City's climate goals. Help be a climate changemaker in your community! Click here to view the CAAP video

The City has released the proposed Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP)! The proposed plan will be considered by the Long Beach City Council, on January 5, 2021, after which the CEQA review process will take place. Final adoption is anticipated Fall 2021, after completion of the environmental review.

Long Beach CAAP:

The previous draft plan was released on June 1, 2019. Community and agency feedback on the draft plan informed edits to the proposed plan. 

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:

Alison Spindler-Ruiz, Acting Planning Bureau Manager, 562.570.6946

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.