The City of Long Beach has adopted its first-ever Long Beach Climate Action Plan

(LB CAP) that provides a framework for creating a more sustainable, resilient and equitable city. LB CAP, also known as the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan, will address climate change in a way that remedies existing environmental health disparities while also improving health, quality of life and enhancing economic vitality throughout Long Beach for decades to come.

Combating the consequences of climate change and supporting local sustainably efforts is a top priority for the City. One of the primary objectives of LB CAP is for the city to reach complete carbon neutrality by 2045, with a target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 40% by 2030. These efforts will be further implemented through the creation of a new Office of Climate Action as well as through investments in disadvantaged and low-income communities.

Small changes in daily activities can have a big impact on combating climate change!

Some ways residents and businesses can help do their part are listed below:

Upgrade to energy-efficient lighting and appliances, seek programs and rebates for conducting energy assessments and install solar panels.

Take public transit, bicycle and walk instead of driving, when possible.

Conserve water by installing water-saving fixtures and adopting behavioral changes, such as reducing shower length and reducing flush frequency.

Use blackout curtains to keep homes or offices cool and be aware of local air-conditioned locations such as cooling centers.

Shop locally at farmers markets, local businesses and thrift stores to reduce transportation emissions and support the local economy.

Learn a nutritious, plant-based recipe. Commit to more meatless meals to help reduce the contribution of meat and dairy production to climate change. 

To learn more about LB CAP, view the City’s press release and visit

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