San Francisco is actively addressing the impacts of human-caused climate change. Part of this action is to track greenhouse gas (GHG) pollutants responsible for climate change by conducting a sectoral-based GHG emissions, or carbon footprint, inventory measured in metric tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents (mtCO2e). The GHG inventory is essential to developing programs, measures and/or policies designed to reduce San Francisco's GHG emissions. The majority of San Francisco’s emissions are from electricity and natural gas used in buildings and fuel used in cars and trucks. The remaining emissions are from the landfilling of organic waste, municipal operations, agriculture/urban soils, and wastewater treatment.
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