Climate Action Planning

The Regionally Integrated Climate Action Planning Suite (RICAPS), is a set of tools and a collaboration of all 20 incorporated cities and the County in climate action planning and implementation. The SMCEW team hosts a monthly working group with agency staff to collaborate and exchange ideas and share climate action planning resources. Presentations from past meetings are posted here.

RICAPS tools include a climate action plan template (recently updated for 2030), Menu of Measures, and Forecasting Tool. These tools are posted here. Cities in San Mateo County can also access technical assistance provided by Rincon Consultants, Inc.

The purpose of the RICAPS initiative is to assist the 21 local jurisdictions in developing and implementing climate action plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions countywide and meet statewide GHG reduction goals which include: 15% below 2005 levels by 2020 and 49% below 2005 levels by 2030.

Beacon Awards

Great work deserves recognition! The Beacon Program recognizes and shares best practices that create healthier, more vibrant, and sustainable communities. The program honors voluntary efforts by local governments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save energy, and adopt policies that promote sustainability.

C/CAG was recognized as a Beacon Program Champion for encouraging and supporting Beacon Award Program participation by local governments in San Mateo County. The following agencies have participated in the Beacon Award program.

If you are interested in learning more please fill out the interest form or contact the SMCEW team:

Current Initiatives

You may also be interested in learning more about our program offerings below.

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Climate Action Data

San Mateo County Energy Watch has partnered with each city and the County.
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If your city is interested in pursuing energy efficiency projects or would like assistance with planned projects, SMCEW can refer you to organizations that provide services like energy audits and reports, support with bid selection, and implementation process assistance.
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