Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan

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The City of Burbank is contributing its efforts to reduce GHG emissions by taking actions in its own operations and community. The Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan (GGRP) (also referred to as Climate Action Plan) is designed to implement Burbank2035, the City’s General Plan, and comply with recent revisions to the State California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines. In doing so, the GGRP enables development streamlining opportunities for future discretionary projects under CEQA.

A GGRP is a tool that many cities in California are using to quantify their share of statewide GHG emissions and establish action steps toward achieving a local emissions reduction target. GGRPs typically address emissions targets through reduced dependency on fossil fuels and nonrenewable energy sources.

In Burbank, most GHG emissions come from energy used in buildings and gasoline burned in motor vehicles, with water‐ and waste‐ related emissions contributing relatively smaller proportions. Burbank’s GGRP examines communitywide activities that result in GHG emissions and establishes strategies that help reduce those emissions in future and existing development through both voluntary and mandatory actions.

Many of the strategies included in this planning document focuses on building and protecting neighborhoods in Burbank through responsible development, bike and pedestrian facility improvements, energy-efficient construction and retrofits, better air quality, lower energy and water bills through conservation, and reduced waste to extend the lifetime of Burbank’s landfill. The success of these strategies relies on the shared effort by the City and community to work together towards a safe, beautiful and thriving community. 

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