Sonoma City Council Resolution Declares Climate Emergency

Posted on November 6, 2020

At their Monday, November 2nd meeting, the City Council unanimously adopted a Climate Emergency Resolution. The Climate Emergency Resolution is a declaration by the City Council to support taking emergency action to reverse global climate change. Watch a recording (item starts at 18:00).

The resolution includes the ambitious goal of reducing greenhouse gases to net zero for municipal operations and citywide by 2030. The Council selected Mayor Harvey and Vice-Mayor Hundley to serve on the subcommittee and will be joined by two members of the Community Services and Environment Commission (CSEC). Council also approved the creation and charter for the new Joint Climate Action City Council/CSCE Subcommittee to guide the creation and implementation of a climate action plan.  Local students from Sonoma Valley High School and other local citizens were instrumental in advocating for the creation of the subcommittee.

Find out more about the City’s commitment to environmental Sustainability, learn how you can participate to increase your own climate actions and sustainability efforts and sign up to receive automatic Sustainability updates on our Sustainability page.

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