Just in time for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Houston has just launched its first-ever Climate Action Plan, joining hundreds of cities in the US with like-minded, science-backed, and community-driven strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions before we all turn our planet into a giant, raging fire ball floating atop a bubbling hot ocean of acid, i.e. literal hell.
While the details about our Climate Action Plan are still developing, and we’ll likely find out more—and be able to process much more—in the days ahead, after we deal with flattening our COVID-19 curve, here are some things we do know: The city intends to meet the Paris Agreement’s goal of carbon neutrality by 2050, and lead the global energy transition. It will target four main areas to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and the plan has the support of major energy industry players and environmental groups alike, including Shell, Chevron, BP, NRG, The Nature Conservancy, Air Alliance Houston, and more.
Here’s a quick run down:
Download the full plan at greenhoustontx.gov, and stay tuned as we find our more about Houston’s move to a greener future.