The city of Sebastopol united with 700 other agencies, nonprofits and electeds to advocate for bolstering state action on climate change at the March 2 city council meeting by passing a resolution to endorse the Climate-Safe California campaign’s goals
The council’s unanimous vote of approval also meant adopting the campaign’s goals, according to the resolution.
Councilmember Diana Rich said that while the city already pledged to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030 in alignment with the Sonoma Climate Mobilization strategy, the Climate-Safe California platform seeks net-negative carbon emissions by 2030 and to be 80% under the city’s 1990 greenhouse gas emission levels by 2022, building equity into its policy approach.
Those policies to reach where Climate-Safe California wants to be in 2030 need to be established by 2025, she said. “And hey, it’s 2021, so this is moving fast down the runway, hitting the ground running.”
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