Environment and Climate

We are committed to taking bold action to address the climate emergency, which includes achieving greenhouse gas reductions required to keep global temperature increases below 1.5°C. To do so, we must engage and involve the entire community, ensuring special consideration is given to those most vulnerable. At the same time, we must continue to protect our ecosystem and urban forest while preparing for the unavoidable impacts that climate change brings.

Key directions: 

  • Take bold action on corporate and community emissions with the goal to have net zero emissions by 2050 and aggressive benchmark targets between now and 2050.
  • Implement the Environmental Strategy and Action Plan to protect and enhance biodiversity, natural areas, and our urban forest to improve ecological health, habitat, and community livability.