Municipal Carbon Footprint

The Board of Supervisors and the Mayor of San Francisco committed to reduce community wide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from 1990 levels by 20% by 2012, 25%by 2017, 40% by 2025 and 80% by 2050.

From 2005 through 2008, San Francisco voluntarily reported GHG emissions  from its municipal operations to the California Climate Action Registry (CCAR) using the General Reporting Protocol.

In 2008, the Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance requiring each department to track their carbon footprints and develop an annual Departmental Climate Action Plan (DepCAP).

In 2012, ICF International completed third party verification of the City’s fiscal year 2009-2010 municipal GHG inventory. The diagrams below show this inventory totaling 211,533 metric tons of CO2 emissions by source and by department. If you are having trouble viewing the charts below, or would like to see the source data, click here.

Fiscal Year 2009-2010 Municipal GHG Inventory by Source

Fiscal Year 2009-2010 Municipal GHG Inventory by Department