News Release, Sustainability

Hayward among leading group of cities scoring an “A” on climate leadership

May 22, 2019

HAYWARD, Calif., May 22, 2019—The City of Hayward has been recognized as a global leader in environmental action by the environmental-impact nonprofit CDP, making it onto CDP’s Cities A List.

Every year, more than 600 cities report their climate data through CDP’s environmental disclosure platform and in so doing demonstrate commitment, transparency and ambition in climate protection.  All disclosed data is made available free of charge on CDP’s Open Data Platform.

CDP, formerly Carbon Disclosure Project, is a not-for-profit charity based in the United Kingdom that runs a global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts.

For the first time earlier this month, CDP published its Cities A List to showcase local government climate leadership and encourage more cities to accelerate their climate action.  In 2018, CDP scored cities from A to D based on their disclosures for how effectively they are managing, measuring and working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and for adapting to climate risks.

Hayward was one of just seven percent of cities who reported their environmental data through CDP in 2018 to receive an A grade.

Among the projects, programs and policies that Hayward is undertaking and following to become more environmentally sustainable and reduce our carbon footprint are:

To learn more about CDP and for a description of the organization’s scoring methodology for the Cities A List go to CDP's website.

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