A Sustainable San Francisco

Welcoming delegates to the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit
  1. Zero Waste: By 2030, San Francisco and 23 other cities commit to reduce municipal waste generation by 15 percent and cut landfill disposal in half.
    The International Solid Waste Association estimates that increased recycling and composting efforts could cut 10 to 15 percent of greenhouse gas emissions globally. San Francisco currently recovers more of our waste than perhaps any other city in the United States due in large part to our recycling and composting programs, but we are making further commitments to achieve our Zero Waste goals.
  2. Decarbonize buildings: By 2030, all new construction in San Francisco will be running on 100% renewable energy, and by 2050, all buildings in San Francisco will be net-zero for carbon emissions.
    I have been very clear that building more housing is a top priority of my administration. Large buildings account for about half of a city’s total emission, which is why this new construction is a great opportunity to institute policies that encourage new zero-emission developments.
  3. 100% Renewable Energy Citywide
    One of my proudest accomplishments is spearheading CleanPowerSF, San Francisco’s 100% renewable power program. To date, over 100,000 customers have enrolled, which has reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 82,000 metric tons, the equivalent of taking 17,000 cars off the road. In 2019, CleanPowerSF is expected to enroll the rest of the city.

    As part of this commitment, I joined the Sierra Club’s 100% renewable and clean energy pledge and signed on as a Co-Chair of this effort.
  4. Green Bonds
    San Francisco is expanding our green bonds offering to provide financing for sustainable infrastructure. We are currently the second largest municipal issuer of green bonds in the United States and have sold over $1.5 billion in these bonds to date.

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45th Mayor of the City and County of San Francisco

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