Where we are leading

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.

Together, we:

  • 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.