Austin's Community Climate Plan

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The Austin Climate Equity Plan is available for public feedback! Please see our forum for more information on how to provide input.

¡El Plan de Equidad Climática de Austin está disponible para recibir comentarios del público! Por favor, consulte nuestro foro para obtener más información y proporcionar comentarios en español.

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 or virtual meetings and workshops.

The Austin Climate Equity Plan is available for public feedback! Please see our forum for more information on how to provide input.

¡El Plan de Equidad Climática de Austin está disponible para recibir comentarios del público! Por favor, consulte nuestro foro para obtener más información y proporcionar comentarios en español.

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 or virtual meetings and workshops.

  • Greetings! 

    We’re updating our 5-year priorities to meet Austin's climate goals and we need your input to identify the strategies that will reduce emissions and benefit our community. The Austin Climate Equity Plan prioritizes actions that support low-income communities and communities of color. These communities have generally contributed the least to climate change, but are the most negatively impacted by climate change. 

    We will be accepting responses to this survey through Sept. 30, 2020.

    Thank you for your participation! 

    (Estimated time for part one: 10 minutes. Optional part two: an additional 15 minutes.) 

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  • ¡Saludos!

    Estamos actualizando nuestras prioridades de 5 años para cumplir con los objetivos climáticos de Austin y necesitamos su opinión para identificar las estrategias que reducirán las emisiones y beneficiarán a nuestra comunidad. El Plan de Equidad Climática de Austin prioriza las acciones que apoyan a las comunidades de bajos ingresos y las comunidades de color. Estas comunidades son generalmente las que menos han contribuido al cambio climático, pero son las más afectadas negativamente por el cambio climático.

    Aceptaremos respuestas a esta encuesta hasta el 30 de septiembre de 2020.

    ¡Gracias por su participación! 

    (Tiempo estimado para la parte uno: 10 minutos. Parte opcional dos: 15 minutos adicionales).

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  • Thank you for your interest in the Community Climate Plan! Please use this short survey to let us know what a positive future for Austin would look like for you and your community.

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