Climate Action Plan

Hayward’s original Climate Action Plan was adopted by the City Council on July 28, 2009 and then incorporated into the City's General Plan in 2014. The purpose of the Plan is to make Hayward a more environmentally and socially sustainable community by reducing greenhouse gas emissions — the primary contributor to global warming.

See CAP Policy Summary 

Hayward's Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals:

  • 20 percent below 2005 baseline emissions levels by 2020
  • 62.7 percent below 2005 baseline emissions levels by 2040
  • 82.5 percent below 2005 baseline emissions levels by 2050

The Hayward 2040 General Plan also functions as a climate action plan and community risk reduction plan. The General Plan policies and implementation programs that are intended to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are identified with a special symbol:  
   

Read more about Climate Change and Adaptation efforts in Hayward.

Rising Tides Map
Map of salt water inundation from a 12 inch sea level rise. Image from the Hayward Shoreline Resilience Study, a project of
Adapting to Rising Tides.

CAP Implementation Program

2014- 2016

2017- 2019

2020- 2040

Annual

Ongoing

City Commuter Benefits    X
Water Conservation Programs    X
Business Engagement in Climate Programs   X 
Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance UpdateX    
Local Hire IncentivesX    
Energy Reduction Initiative and Annual ReportX  X 
Green PortalX   X
Residential Energy Performance Assessment and Disclosure Ordinance XX  
Commercial Energy Performance Assessment and Disclosure Ordinance XX  
Improved Traffic Flow Program X   
Pedestrian Master Plan X   
Shuttle Service Study X   
Citywide TDM Plan X   
TDM Amendments X   
Off-Street Parking Regulations Comprehensive Update X   
Downtown Parking Management Plan X   
Energy and Sustainability Businesses Program X   
Water Conservation Standards X   
Home Energy Monitors and Annual Report X X 
Financing Program for Residential Energy Efficiency Retrofits X  X
Financing Program for Commercial Energy Efficiency Retrofits X  X
Financing Program for the Installation of Residential Renewable Energy Systems X  X
Financing Program for the Installation of Commercial Renewable Energy Systems X  X
Renewable Energy Generation Potential X   
Carbon Management Activities Program X  X
Environmental Education Programs X   
Urban Forest Management Plan X   
Construction and Demolition Debris Recycling Ordinance X   
Rainwater Harvesting and Greywater Systems X   
City Employee Car/Bike Share Programs  X  
Truck Routes Study  X  
Energy Assurance Plan  X  
Recycled Water Program  X  
City Building Audits and Reports  X  
Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Strategy and Annual Report  XX 

Greenhouse Gas Inventory Reports

July 2016 Report to Council Sustainability Committee

October 2013 Report to Council Sustainability Committee

April 2013 General Plan Background Report on GHG Emissions

April 2012 Report to Council Sustainability Committee

April 2011 Report to Council Sustainability Committee

2005 Inventory from 2009 CAP