Class

CRP 410/411

Abstract

The Cal Poly Climate Action Plan (PolyCAP) is designed to achieve the California State University (CSU) Chancellor’s mandate to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 and 80% below 1990 levels by 2040 (CSU, 2014). California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly) Facility Management and Development (FM&D) and the City and Regional Planning (CRP) Senior Community Planning Laboratory developed the PolyCAP during the Fall 2015 and Winter 2016 quarters, with editing and refinement in subsequent quarters. The goal of the PolyCAP is to reduce Cal Poly’s GHG emissions and to adapt the Campus to a changing climate. The PolyCAP aims to exceed the CSU mandate and achieve Net Zero GHG emissions by 2050, in accordance with Cal Poly’s signing of the Second Nature Climate Commitment. Cal Poly is updating its Master Plan to 2035, examining University academics, buildings, housing, transportation, agriculture, and more. The PolyCAP is intended to aid the Draft Master Plan Update to achieve its goal to be responsive to climate change. Many strategies of the PolyCAP can also be implemented as mitigation measures in the Draft Master Plan Update Environmental Impact Report (EIR).

Disciplines

Urban, Community and Regional Planning

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