Climate Action Plan

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On October 5, 2020, The City adopted a citywide Climate Action Plan that set targets for GHG emission reductions, strategies, and requirements for the City to incorporate up-to-date climate science and projections into relevant City planning and policy decisions. Overall reduction target include:

  • GHG emission reductions of 19% or greater (of 2018 baseline) by 2030; 
  • GHG emission reductions of 73% or greater (of 2018 baseline) by 2050; 

Greenhouse Gas Emission Totals (mt CO2e) and Sector Impact

GHG totals and by Sector


Las Cruces Climate Action Plan July 2020

  1. Transportation Sector
  2. Building Sector
  3. Renewable Energy Sector
  4. Solid Waste Sector

53% of greenhouse gas emissions in Las Cruces come from transportation. Improving current transportation standards and plans could greatly reduce our carbon footprint. Reduction Targets for this sector include:

  • Promote electric vehicle adoption that is inclusive of the entire community by 22 percent by 2030 and  50 percent by 2050.
  • Prioritize the development of active transportation by 12 percent by 2050 and 40 percent by 2050.
  • Increase public transportation use by 15 percent by 2030 and 35 percent by 2050.