In 2015, our landmark Sustainable City pLAn became our guidepost for action to combat climate change — and a global model for local leadership in the face of the climate crisis. Our goals were ambitious, but achievable: 133 targets across 14 categories, tackling everything from clean air and water, to renewable energy, electric vehicles, equitable opportunity, and more.
Four years later, we achieved or exceeded 90% of the near-term objectives on time or early. And while we cleared these bars, Angelenos saw the benefits in their neighborhoods.
- Installed the most local solar of any city in the U.S.
- Achieved an 11% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 2015 to 2016, equivalent to taking 737,000 cars off the road.
- Adopted the most ambitious and comprehensive energy and water efficiency law for existing buildings of any U.S. city.
- Launched the largest transit infrastructure program underway anywhere in the U.S.
- Committed to 100% electric Metro and LADOT bus fleets by 2030
- Permitted and installed over 2,100 chargers, giving L.A.the most publicly available electric vehicle chargers of any U.S. city.
- Achieved the highest landfill diversion rate of any big U.S. city.
- Became the first big city in America to require all city farmers markets to accept EBT.
- Created 35,000 green jobs, the most of any U.S. city.