This 2020 Climate Action Plan Report Card revealed sobering news: Our region is not on track to meet climate targets that represent the minimum action needed to secure a safe and livable future. Furthermore, recent climate science reports, including the landmark United Nations IPCC Report, Global Warming of 1.5 Degrees Celsius, say we need to go beyond what local and state laws commit us to — we need a plan to reach net-zero emissions.
From this news, we concluded that we must think bigger and bolder. We must come together to determine a path to a San Diego region that is sustainable, equitable, and prosperous.
Similar to the national Green New Deal Resolution, this initiative would model how to create catalytic change here in our own backyard through investments in infrastructure and industry to fight the climate crisis, center front-line communities, and build a just society with an economy that works for all.
In June, July, and August of 2019, we convened a wide cross section of activists, community leaders, thought leaders, organizations, and representatives from elected offices to help shape the vision for the San Diego Green New Deal and chart the path forward with strategies and a work plan.
To read the results of the San Diego Green New Deal Community Planning Process, click here.