The first step in establishing a Climate Action Plan is to quantify the past and current greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from both the municipality and from the other community sources (transportation, residential homes, business and industry). This information enables us to identify key emissions sectors, prioritize reduction strategies, and set initial reduction levels from which to track program success. It also demonstrates the reductions our community has made to date. Santa Cruz has completed four GHG Emissions Inventories (1996, 2000, 2005, and 2008).
- 2005 GHG Inventory - Full (includes 1996 and 2000 data) (389 KB pdf)
- 2005 GHG Inventory - Summary (187 KB pdf)
- 2008 GHG Inventory - Full (528 KB pdf) and Appendicies (321 KB pdf)
- 2008 GHG Inventory - Summary (152 KB pdf)