Climate Action Data Portal

The Climate Action Data Portal is an online resource for climate planning data for the San Diego region [1]. This resource includes annual miles of bike lanes, gas and electricity usage, waste, and greenhouse gas inventory.


The SANDAG Regional Climate Action Planning Framework (ReCAP), establishes consistent methods for climate planning throughout the San Diego region. Jurisdictions in the San Diego region use this framework to prepare, adopt, and implement Climate Action Plans (CAP), which contain policies for creating more sustainable, healthy communities. Most local governments in the San Diego region have adopted a CAP or are in the process of creating one.
SANDAG monitors CAP implementation through ReCAP Snapshots, brief biannual reports of climate monitoring data.
Data on this site reflects CAP monitoring efforts by the jurisdictions currently participating in the ReCAP Snapshot program [2].
A key function of the CAP is to outline specific activities a jurisdiction will implement to reduce GHG emissions. This includes an analysis of community-wide GHG emissions and reduction targets. [3]
Tip: Use the filter to select a year and jurisdiction

Explore the Data

Use the chart's filters to view ReCAP data by jurisdiction, activity category, and climate attribute. [4]

How to Use:

  1. Click the “Clear All” button in the filter bar above to reset the filters.
  2. Select a city from the “Jurisdiction” menu.
  3. Select a type of activity from the “Category” menu.
  4. Select a climate attribute from the “Attribute” menu if available. Not all categories will have attributes.
  5. Hover over the chart to view the value and unit of measure for each bar.


[1] "Climate planning" refers to the process of preparing for and reducing the effects of climate change in local planning.
SANDAG developed the Climate Action Data Portal in partnership with the Energy Policy Initiatives Center at the University of San Diego School of Law. Development of the Climate Action Data Portal was primarily funded through a Caltrans grant, with additional funding provided by California utility customers. The Portal was administered by the San Diego Gas & Electric Company under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission.
[2] The cities of Coronado, and San Diego, as well as the unincorporated areas of San Diego County, are not participating in the ReCAP program.
[3] The methodology for calculating greenhouse gas emissions inventories can be found in Technical Appendix I of the SANDAG ReCAP.
[4] Activity data points were selected based on the following criteria:
  • Represents the majority of common GHG reduction activities included in local Climate Action Plans
  • Demonstrates impact of local policies and actions
  • Includes data sources that are readily available, can be regularly updated, and are consistent to all jurisdictions.

Please note that these data are collected by another agency. As such, SANDAG does not perform data validation procedures on this data set.  Although SANDAG makes efforts to identify and address potential issues, users and analysts should exercise their professional judgment when relying on these data. Please see the Data Terms of Use for additional information.