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Santa Monica’s Plan for Reducing Emissions by 80% Before 2030

04/10/2019 9:12 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

This past year was the fourth-hottest on record globally, and another near-record year for U.S. weather and climate disasters. All of the years on record that were hotter or more disaster-filled came in the past decade. Climate change impacts, like drought, heat waves and wildfire, are happening now and there is no end in sight to the disruption of Earth’s ecosystems. So what can Santa Monica do?

Cities are taking the lead by reducing carbon emissions and leading with strategies that protect our communities, build resilience and emphasize social equity. Santa Monica’s Climate Action and Adaptation Plan proposes to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions while also preparing for climate change impacts. City Council directed staff to develop a plan to reach carbon neutrality by 2050 or sooner.

Read More: https://www.santamonica.gov/blog/santa-monica-s-plan-for-reducing-emissions-by-80-before-2030

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