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Published on April 22, 2024
Mayor London Breed Accelerates San Francisco's Climate Goals, Aiming for Carbon Neutrality by 2040Source: Google Street View

Mayor London Breed announced on Monday that San Francisco will mark Earth Day with bold climate commitments. The city, known for its pioneering environmental initiatives, is doubling its efforts to become carbon neutral by 2040, five years ahead of state goals. Breed highlighted the city's strides in reducing carbon emissions by 48% from 1990 levels, according to the latest report in 2020.

"As San Franciscans, we have much to celebrate this Earth Day. For decades we have led the way on local climate action, sustainability, and environmental justice," Breed said in a statement on The Mayor cited the city's longstanding composting program and CleanPowerSF initiative, which provides renewable energy to over 380,000 customers, as cornerstones of its environmental policies.

Mayor Breed echoed her administration’s commitment to a sustainable future. “Our commitment to climate action is not just about environmental work," she posted on X, emphasizing how urban development, transportation investments, and the creation of walkable neighborhoods all contribute to climate action. She highlighted the city's transportation network and zero-waste efforts as prime examples of climate innovation.

Breed's Earth Day statement also celebrated the second annual SF Climate Week kickoff. The Mayor invited residents to engage in the week's volunteering and collaborative opportunities. "Even as we face fiscal challenges ahead, I remain committed to this work. Environmental investments go hand-in-hand with the solutions to address many of our City’s challenges," Breed announced through

San Francisco's Climate Action Plan serves as the city’s blueprint for achieving carbon neutrality. Citing its ambitions, the plan includes 174 strategies that touch upon every aspect of city living, from green job creation to reliable public transit.