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San Diego Trolley

San Diego Continues to Widen Roads Despite Pledge to Reduce Car Dependence

Transit advocates say that outdated road widening plans contradict the city's Climate Action Plan.

September 14, 2021 - KPBS

Downtown Boise

Boise Aims to Go Carbon-Neutral by 2050, Adopts New Climate Plan

City leaders expressed enthusiastic support for the Climate Action Roadmap, a detailed plan for reducing carbon emissions, protecting the environment, and meeting other climate goals.

June 25, 2021 - BoiseDev

Vancouver Car Free Robson

Vancouver's State-of-Art Climate Action Plan Incorporates Multiple Goals

The city of Vancouver's new Climate Emergency Action Plan incorporates a comprehensive scope of goals, including affordability, public health, and social equity, which can help build broad public support.

October 29, 2020 - City of Vancouver Climate Emergency Action Plan

Main Street

A Short-Term Approach to Climate Change Planning

The climate change discussion is usually defined by timelines that reach the end of the century, but some cities are preparing for the future of an altered climate by taking a short-term approach.

October 19, 2020 - Energy News Network

Waterplace Park

Transitioning from Climate Justice Planning to Climate Justice Action

The Providence Climate Justice Plan offers an exemplary approach to prioritizing the communities and neighborhoods most impacted by the environmental effects of development and industrial pollution.

August 10, 2020 - Joan Fitzgerald


Advocates: Equity Lacking in the New Houston Climate Action Plan

Advocates and local residents are expressing concern about a lack of direct support in the Houston Climate Action Plan for underserved neighborhoods that have already experienced some of the worst effects of climate change.

July 1, 2020 - One Breath Partnership


$1 Billion Carbon Neutrality Plan Paused in Ann Arbor

The Ann Arbor City Council wants a more specific consideration of expenses before it will hold a final vote on the A2Zero carbon neutrality plan.

April 23, 2020 - MLive

Amtrak Surfliner

San Diego Parking Reform Wins the Day With the California Coastal Commission

The California Coastal Commission could have overturned part of San Diego's ambitious parking reform policy approved earlier this year, and would have if commission staff had won their arguments.

October 21, 2019 - Streetsblog California

Pacific Ocean

A C40-Ready Framework for Local Climate Action in Santa Monica

Santa Monica City Manager Rick Cole outlines the city's actions and policies to realize its ambitious C40 goals.

October 10, 2019 - The Planning Report

San Antonio, Texas, Riverwalk, Evening

San Antonio's Draft Climate Plan Receives Relatively Warm Reception

The public had its first chance to weigh in on a draft climate plan released in January, sending signals about the political viability of climate change action in the state of Texas.

February 20, 2019 - San Antonio Express-News

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