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is made up of three pillars: environment, economy, and equity. 


: People live within the limits of nature, protect and build natural assets, and maintain resources for future generations.


: Economic activity should serve the common good, be self-renewing and build local assets.


: All people should have access to an equitable distribution of goods, services and resources.



Sustainability and innovation, with respect for the past.

The Emeryville community strives to live within means that do not compromise the ability of future generations in Emeryville to enjoy a livable, healthy, and vibrant city. Sustainability is encouraged through redevelopment of contaminated land as a healthy and cost-effective way of improving the local environment, ensuring access to essential services, use of “green” construction techniques, and promoting lifestyles with low ecological impacts upon energy consumption, climate, and the natural environment. The Emeryville community will coordinate and collaborate with regional and other outside efforts to improve local conditions and continue sustainable development. The City will interweave the future and the past, while respecting the scale, character, and use of historical neighborhoods and districts.  


Creating a green, sustainable city requires hard work, cooperation and a commitment from local government as well as every individual, business and institution in the city. Learn more about what the City is doing and what you can do by exploring the links below and following our Twitter.



Climate Action Plan 2.0 Update

The City of Emeryville is currently working on updating its Climate Action Plan from 2008 to incorporate the new state targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40% over baseline levels by 2030 and 80% by 2050. The updated document will include a list of mitigation and adaptation objectives for 2030, associated mitigation and adaptation actions, an updated greenhouse gas inventory for 2014, and a carbon neutrality vision for 2050. The draft is under review now and is expected to go to the City Council by September 2016.