In June 2017, acting on a request by then Board President Dave Cortese, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution affirming the County’s commitment to the United Nations Paris Climate Accord and in conjunction established the County Climate Coalition, calling on all counties in the U.S. to rally around combatting climate change.
“We want to let the world know that Santa Clara County and Silicon Valley have a long-term commitment to sustaining our environment and ask other counties to join us,” Cortese said.
Santa Clara County is a leader in addressing climate change at the local level with a commitment to moving to 100% renewable electric power for it's county operations by 2019 years end, which would reduce GHG emissions annually by an estimated 8,100 metric tons of equivalent carbon dioxide (MTCO2e).
The County has recently joined forces with Al Gore’s The Climate Reality Project to further engage counties and raise the bar for local governments.
Please click here to visit the County's Climate Coalition Website.