- City Government
- Building & Planning
- Climate Action, Adaptation, and Resilience Plan
Climate Action, Adaptation, and Resilience Plan
The City of Maywood is working hard to create a healthy, safe, and environmentally responsible community for all our residents to enjoy. As part of this effort, the City is developing our first Climate Action, Adaptation, and Resilience Plan (CAARP). The CAARP will provide a roadmap to accelerate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions and build the capacity of the City and residents to prepare for and address the impacts of climate change. It will include goals, strategies, and actions that reflect the unique priorities and vision of our community.
The CAARP will help us understand how our community experiences climate change impacts and what we can do to reduce our GHG emissions. The main greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change are carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide. These gases have increased over the last century and become trapped in the earth’s atmosphere, resulting in global warming conditions. Even a little extra warming can cause significant impacts to humans, plants, and animals and make our community more vulnerable to heat waves, drought, wildfires, air pollution, and other disasters.
The City of Maywood is considered more vulnerable to climate change than other communities in the state due to environmental factors, including geographic location and a landscape that is prone to flooding and extreme heat, proximity to industrial facilities that contribute to pollution, and proximity to freeways, among other factors. But we also have a lot of opportunities because of the people who live here. As our community seeks to reduce GHG emissions, adopting adaptive measures based on values, efforts, and individual choices will help the City decide how to fund and prioritize projects and programs. The measures selected for the CAARP will help reduce GHG emissions and improve resilience in our community to climate change impacts.
Climate Action Plan Update Process
The City of Maywood is developing our CAARP to align with new State requirements and to assess the City’s (GHG) emissions. The consultant team Environmental Science Associates & Institute for Local Government has been engaged to support the City in fulfilling its first Climate Action, Adaptation, and Resilience Plan.
The City of Maywood and the Consultant team designed a community engagement approach to provide residents and stakeholders to participate in the Climate Action and Resilience Plan. Outlined below are the engagement activities that have occurred since the start of the planning process. Outlined below are current engagement actions during the planning process of the CAARP. By completing this survey, community members are providing valuable input on their vision of a Climate Action and Resilience Plan.
English survey: tinyurl.com/CAARPSurvey.
- Online Survey #1
Laws and Requirements
SB32, passed by the State Legislate in 2016, sets a target for the state's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to be reduced to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 (the prior requirement was to reduce to 1990 levels by 2020, which the state as a whole achieved). The City expects the following measures in the CAARP to be in line with the state requirements:
- The City of Maywood's current progress towards fulfilling the state 2030 GHG emission targets;
- An assessment of state and local activities implemented to reduce emissions and quantification of the benefit of these activities to the CAARP;
- Identification of adaptation measures the City can embark on to reduce GHG emissions and fulfill new targets; and
- Implement adaptive measures to meet the CAARP targets.