Policy Teams

The Climate Action Plan (CAP) Committee advocates for municipalities throughout the San Diego region to adopt ambitious, measurable, and enforceable strategies within their Climate Action Plans.
Climate Action Plans are the key planning documents that municipalities use to guide their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. CAPs include a broad range of policies, measures, and activities in a variety of key sectors including energy, transportation, solid waste, land use and urban design.

What you need to know about Climate Action Plans


  • Coordinating with other SanDiego350 Committees and outside partners to research and analyze best policies and practices for local CAPs.
  • Ensuring that all CAPs address issues of environmental justice and social equity and provide a just transition to a sustainable economy that prioritizes good green jobs.
  • Engaging and educating community members in areas of policy, planning, and advocacy related to CAPs.


    • Research climate policies that cities can implement to in their CAPs
    • Participate in workshops and public hearings on CAP updates and policies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
    • Meet with elected officials and policy makers to educate and inform them about the need and benefits of good climate policies.
    • Host webinars and forums to educate and activate our fellow residents in the region

Team Accomplishments

  • Analyzed and submitted recommendations for CAPs in the Cities of Carlsbad, Coronado, Chula Vista, El Cajon, Encinitas, Escondido, National City, Oceanside, San Diego, San Marcos,and Vista and for San Diego County.
  • Helped over a hundred of our members to participate in reviewing CAPs

Fun Fact!

Poway is the only jurisdiction in San Diego County without a Climate Action Plan.


The CAP Committee meets the second Wednesday of every month from 5:00 – 6:00pm.