Regional Climate Action Plan

The draft Imperial Valley Regional Climate Action Plan is now available.

ICTC is looking for your feedback on the Draft Imperial Valley Regional Climate Action Plan (RCAP). The RCAP has been developed through close coordination with local cities and stakeholders. Now is the opportunity for the public to review the Draft RCAP and provide input to ensure the RCAP reflects the Imperial Valley communities.

Please find the Draft RCAP below, along with background information and a survey for your feedback. A recorded presentation is available below, which is organized into three segments, to provide a background on climate action planning, an overview of the Imperial Valley RCAP, and a summary of the greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction measures that are currently included in the RCAP. The presentation is available in both English and Spanish.

Lastly, please fill out the survey below. This survey guides users through the RCAP document and requests feedback on specific sections of the document. Alternatively, the comment box at the bottom of this page can be used to provide any feedback or comments on the RCAP, as well as ask any questions you may have. 




Regional Climate Action Plan Overview

The ICTC is currently developing a Regional Climate Action Plan (RCAP), which is a strategy for how the region will work towards reducing its greenhouse gas emissions in accordance with statewide targets. ICTC in committed to a collaborative and inclusive process and is conducting extensive outreach about the strategies that are to be included within the RCAP. The RCAP encompasses all of Imperial Valley, including Imperial County, and the seven incorporated cities: Calipatria, Calexico, Brawley, El Centro, Holtville, Imperial, and Westmorland.

What is a Regional Climate Action Plan?

In general, a Regional Climate Action Plan (RCAP) is a long-range plan that outlines specific strategies to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The RCAP is intended to facilitate the reduction of GHG emissions throughout Imperial County in a way that is practical, efficient, and beneficial to the community and enhances Imperial County’s desirable characteristics and qualities. The foundation for developing emission reduction and climate adaptation measures will be based on the County’s existing work as detailed in the region’s extensive plans and programs.

Why is ICTC creating a RCAP?

California legislation mandates that California reach the following GHG reduction targets:

  • Reduce GHG emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 (a target established by the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, also known as Assembly Bill [AB] 32)

  • Reduce GHG emissions to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 (a target established by Senate Bill [SB] 32)

In the short term, a RCAP not only helps the State meet its GHG reduction goals but it also makes the region eligible for State funding and streamlines the process to approve projects. In the long term, the RCAP will also help achieve multiple community goals such as lowering energy costs, reducing air pollution, supporting local economic development, and improving public health and quality of life.

I. Project Schedule

Preliminary GHG Strategies and Stakeholder Outreach

Fall 2020

Draft Regional Climate Action Plan for Public Review

Spring 2021

Adopt Final Regional Climate Action Plan

Early Summer 2021

II. Get Involved

We want to hear your thoughts and ideas! Community engagement is vital to the climate action planning process. ICTC will continue to take measures to protect the health and safety of residents and business owners during the COVID-19 pandemic. Community outreach will be facilitated in a manner that puts people first while continuing to keep the community involved.

Please join our email list to stay up to date on the project and leave your comments below.

Or, email your FULL NAME, POSTAL CODE, and COMMENTS to Marlene Flores at to join our email list to stay up to date on the project. Also feel free to email us any questions you may have about the project.