Climate Action Plan

Hayward’s updated Climate Action Plan was adopted by the City Council on January 30, 2024, as an amendment to the City’s General Plan. 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 climate change. 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.

Hayward's Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals:

  • 20 percent below 2005 baseline emissions levels by 2020
  • 30 percent below 2005 baseline emissions levels by 2025
  • 55 percent below 2005 baseline emissions levels by 2030
  • work with the community to develop a plan that may result in the reduction of community-based GHG emissions to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045

Hayward's Updated Climate Action Plan and Related Documents:

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.

 

Greenhouse Gas Inventory Reports

October 2022 Report to Council Sustainability Committee, titled: 2020 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory

January 2021 Report to Council Sustainability Committee, titled: 2019 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory

September 2020 Report to Council Sustainability Committee

January 2020 Report to Council Sustainability Committee

September 2017 Report to Council Sustainability Committee

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

Climate Action Plan Update

May 2022 Report to Council Sustainability Committee, titled: Climate Action Plan and Environmental Justice: Considerations for New General Plan Policies and Programs