August 14 – KPBS – San Diego News Matters reports – San Diego is in the process of updating its 2015 Climate Action Plan.
KPBS metro reporter Andrew Bowen says activists want a new goal to reduce the city’s net carbon footprint to zero.
AB: More than 100 people attended a virtual forum on Thursday — the kickoff of a campaign to get input on what should be in the city’s Climate Action Plan 2.0. The current plan requires the city to cut its greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2035. But it shouldn’t stop there according to Matthew Vasilakis of the nonprofit Climate Action Campaign. He says climate science has made clear the city needs to aim for carbon neutrality by 2050 at the latest.
MV: The climate crisis is bearing down on us today, and so this opportunity to kind of look at the climate action plan, understand how we need to elevate it, to set higher benchmarks and to create actual roadmaps to get things done — it’s just so important.
AB: The city aims to send its updated climate plan to the City Council for a vote in the first half of 2021.
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