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File #: 21-324    Version: 1 Name: Resolution Recommending that City Council Adopt the 2021 Climate Action Plan and Addendum to 2035 General Plan Environmental Impact Report
Type: Planning Commission Resolution Status: Agenda Ready
In control: Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Adjustments
Meeting Date: 6/3/2021 Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Resolution No. 2021-002 Recommending that the City Council Adopt the 2021 Climate Action Plan and an Addendum to the 2035 General Plan Update Final Environmental Impact Report
Sponsors: Debbie Pollart
Attachments: 1. San-Leandro-CAP-PUBLIC-REVIEW-DRAFT_2021-05-11-compressed, 2. FinalGeneralPlanEIRAddendum-CAP_051121_Final
Related files: 21-253
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Resolution No. 2021-002 Recommending that the City Council Adopt the 2021 Climate Action Plan and an Addendum to the 2035 General Plan Update Final Environmental Impact Report

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WHEREAS, in April 2016 world leaders from 175 countries recognized the threat of climate change and the urgent need to combat it by signing the Paris Agreement, agreeing to keep warming "well below 2?C above pre-industrial levels" and to "pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5?C"; and

WHEREAS, global warming has increased the earth's temperature by approximately 1?C, and has also resulted in increased and intensifying wildfires, floods, rising seas, diseases, droughts and extreme weather; and

WHEREAS, the United States of America has disproportionately contributed to the climate and ecological crises and thus bears significant responsibility to rapidly solve these crises; and

WHEREAS, a recent state-wide report, Rising Seas in California, projects a conservative estimate of between 1 and 3.4 feet of sea level rise in the San Francisco Bay by the year 2100; and

WHEREAS, the range of projections in the report includes the possibility of up to 10 feet of sea level rise in the San Francisco Bay by 2100, a scenario consistent with rapid Antarctic ice sheet mass loss that would be catastrophic to San Leandro and virtually every other coastal community; and

WHEREAS, restoring a safe and stable climate requires immediate action to reach zero greenhouse gas emissions across all sectors to rapidly and safely drawdown or remove all the excess carbon from the atmosphere, and to implement measures to protect all people and species from the consequences of abrupt climate change; and

WHEREAS, frontline communities, which have historically borne the brunt of the extractive fossil-fuel economy, must actively participate in the planning and implementation of this mobilization effort at all levels of government and that t...

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