Natural and Working Lands Element - Climate Smart San Jose



City of San Jose




This element of the City of San José's comprehensive climate action plan includes goals, strategies, and City actions for preserving and managing natural and working lands (NWL) to increase carbon sequestration on these lands and deliver other advances towards meeting the City's climate goals. The City's climate action plan, Climate Smart San Jose, and its new NWL element, complement and build on the Envision San Jose 2040 General Plan, the City's development blueprint for achieving their social, economic, and environmental goals.The City aligned the NWL element with the existing tenets of Climate Smart and the General Plan and prioritized equitable outcomes in devising its NWL strategies. It is the first NWL greenhouse gas reduction plan adopted at the local level in California.

Climate Impact Tags

Drought Extreme heat Flooding Wildfire

Adaptation Planning Guide Phases

Phase 3: Define Adaptation Framework and Strategies

Resource Type Tags

Plan or strategy


Extent: San Jose


Last updated: April 18, 2024