Austin's Community Climate Plan

Let's work together to build a thriving, resilient, and equitable future for everyone! This year, we're updating our 5-year priorities to meet Austin's net-zero climate goals, and we need your input to identify the strategies that will reduce emissions and benefit our community.

Background

Austin's Community Climate Plan was first adopted in 2015 and helped set the direction for net-zero emissions in Austin by 2050. Five years later, we're updating the plan with the goal of addressing racial equity while reducing our community's greenhouse gas emissions.

As we embark on this process, we recognize that a lot has changed since we created our first plan. We now know that climate change is happening faster than we thought and that the landscape of potential solutions has changed in terms of cost and technology. We also know that climate solutions have the potential to improve everyone’s quality of life, but climate change impacts don’t affect everyone equally. This is why we are leading with racial equity and learning from the lived experience of people in our community as we explore solutions to the climate crisis.

Our Process

As part of the Climate Plan Update, we convened six advisory groups that will focus on specific topics related to energy, transportation, food, and access to nature. We also launched a Climate Ambassadors Program that will give us the opportunity to hear from people in our community who have been historically left out of the conversation. All-in-all, this effort includes over 130 people who will meet regularly over the course of six months. As these groups begin to identify goals and strategies, we'll be reaching out using this platform to get your feedback.

Getting involved

Our team will use this page to ask and answer questions, provide updates, and gather feedback and stories. We hope you'll engage with us here, or at any of our in-person meetings and workshops.

Let's work together to build a thriving, resilient, and equitable future for everyone! This year, we're updating our 5-year priorities to meet Austin's net-zero climate goals, and we need your input to identify the strategies that will reduce emissions and benefit our community.

Background

Austin's Community Climate Plan was first adopted in 2015 and helped set the direction for net-zero emissions in Austin by 2050. Five years later, we're updating the plan with the goal of addressing racial equity while reducing our community's greenhouse gas emissions.

As we embark on this process, we recognize that a lot has changed since we created our first plan. We now know that climate change is happening faster than we thought and that the landscape of potential solutions has changed in terms of cost and technology. We also know that climate solutions have the potential to improve everyone’s quality of life, but climate change impacts don’t affect everyone equally. This is why we are leading with racial equity and learning from the lived experience of people in our community as we explore solutions to the climate crisis.

Our Process

As part of the Climate Plan Update, we convened six advisory groups that will focus on specific topics related to energy, transportation, food, and access to nature. We also launched a Climate Ambassadors Program that will give us the opportunity to hear from people in our community who have been historically left out of the conversation. All-in-all, this effort includes over 130 people who will meet regularly over the course of six months. As these groups begin to identify goals and strategies, we'll be reaching out using this platform to get your feedback.

Getting involved

Our team will use this page to ask and answer questions, provide updates, and gather feedback and stories. We hope you'll engage with us here, or at any of our in-person meetings and workshops.

The team is here to answer your questions about the project! Please ask us here.


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  • I'm not sure where to go to get my question answered. It's seems the grocery stores are not getting enough food or any food to restore during this time of Coronavirus. I live in Leander. I also read this today which I found quite alarming. Please tell me Austin and the surrounding areas are doing better than this. https://cbsaustin.com/news/local/texas-is-one-of-the-least-aggressive-states-at-fighting-coronavirus-study-finds?fbclid=IwAR1dAL1eashpANN0hq-uZDlTNKWcJL6X7a7LmVs2rDfQOi9sc4PVf9AL4qU

    Meg Franco asked 14 days ago

    Hi Meg - so sorry for the delay in response. Are you still having trouble finding food at grocery stores in your area?

    Also, just wanted to share that the most up-to-date info about COVID-19 in the Austin area can be found at austintexas.gov/covid19 and through official City social media channels like facebook.com/austintexasgov  and twitter.com/austintexasgov. Thank you!