City of Cleveland launches Climate Action Plan today at 5th annual Sustainable Cleveland 2019 summit

Straight from City Hall

CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Climate Action Plan: Building Thriving and Healthy Neighborhoods, to be launched today at the fifth annual Sustainable Cleveland 2019 summit, is a long-term plan containing 33 actions designed to make Cleveland more resilient in the face of global climate change. The overarching goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80% by 2050 (with 2010 emissions levels as the baseline).

“This is a bold, yet achievable, goal, that doesn’t sacrifice our ability to build a thriving and sustainable regional economy,” said Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson. “This plan makes sense from an economic, environmental, and equity perspective; climate change adds a sense of urgency.”

The global increase in greenhouse gas emissions has created social, economic, budgetary, health, ecological and security impacts for cities across the country, prompting local governments to plan differently for the future.

The Climate Action Plan addresses these changes as well as provides strategies…

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