SA Climate Ready is a project aiming to improve the quality of life of all residents of San Antonio and make the city and its people better prepared to face expected changes in climate. SA Climate Ready aims to develop a Climate Action and Adaptation Plan for the City of San Antonio.
A Climate Action and Adaptation plan is a strategy document that outlines a collection of actions and policies that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions based upon a reduction target, as well as evaluates climate-related impacts to our community and provides strategies to adapt and build resilience.
The SA Climate Ready Project will explore both mitigation strategies, aiming to reduce or prevent the emission of GHGs, and adaptation strategies aiming to prepare the community, municipal government operations, and other key sectors for the anticipated impacts of climate change.
Climate Action and Adaptation Plan is a strategy document that outlines a collection of actions and policies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as well as evaluates climate-related impacts and provides strategies to adapt and build resilience.
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SA Climate Ready aims to ensure that current and future generations of San Antonians, and all living things, thrive in the face of a changing climate. Read the methodologies document.
SA Climate Ready will include an assessment of the economic costs and benefits of each proposed mitigation or adaptation strategies, as well as s other associated benefits and costs, including any possible co-benefits on issues such as public health, air quality, economic development, employment opportunities, etc. All co-benefits will be quantified in economic terms, when possible. Read the methodologies document.
While climate change affects everyone, not all people are impacted equally. People of color, immigrants, seniors, refugees, and lower-income populations experience increased exposure and sensitivity to climate hazards and a reduced capacity to adapt. As local governments plan and implement their response to climate change, the opportunity exists to create stronger, more equitable communities for everyone. Read the methodologies document.
San Antonio City Council adopted SA Tomorrow Sustainability Plan that identified strategies to develop a Climate Action and Adaption Plans. Read more here.
San Antonio City Council approved a resolution in support of the Paris Climate Agreement and the Mayor’s National Climate Action Agenda (MNCAA). Read more
San Antonio City Council approves an agreement to develop a Climate Action and Adaptation Plan. Read more
SA Climate Ready Launch event held in the UTSA Down town campus. See video and event summary.
SA Climate Ready Project Methodologies and Public Engagement plans released.
Ensuring a Resilient Local Economy in San Antonio workshop held at Bank of America Plaza. See event summary.
A Climate Ready first town hall held at the UTSA downtown campus. See presentation, notes, and event summary.
SA Climate Ready Steering Committee and Technical Working Group Orientation.
We had our first SA Climate Ready Launch event held at the UTSA Downtown campus. The conference was attended by Mayor Nirenberg as well as other VIPs. If you would like to see some pictures of the events, please click the gallery button below.
San Antonio City Council showed support for the Paris Climate Agreement in a 9-1 vote this summer. You can…
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