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Columbus ranks among top cities for climate action

Columbus ranks among top cities for climate action
The City of Columbus earned an “A” grade for its efforts to stem climate change, according to the CDP Global report.

Columbus was one of 105 cities worldwide to receive the top grade for 2019.

“Climate Change is a social justice issue affecting our most vulnerable residents,” said Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther. “Ninety plus degree days and intense rains are not merely inconvenient but can be life threatening. Through my Sustainable Columbus initiative, we are working with external partners and internally with key city departments to guide us in finding solutions. We’re focused on fighting climate change, protecting our natural resources, reducing waste and engaging our residents to bring lasting change to our city.”

The city said to receive an “A,” a city must have a city-wide emissions inventory, have set an emissions reduction target, have published a climate action plan and completed a climate adaptation plan to demonstrate how it will tackle climate hazards now and into the future.

“Congratulations to Columbus,” said Katie Walsh, Head of Cities, States and Regions for CDP North America. “It’s exciting to see the U.S. and Canada leading with the most A List Cities this year – 34 and 7, respectively. They are demonstrating how municipal governments can safeguard citizens in the face of our new environmental reality and build a climate-safe future. We look forward to seeing other cities follow the lead of Columbus and other cities on our A List.”

The full CDP report can be read here.

 

Source: ABC-6 on your side

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By:  Chris WhiteTuesday, February 18th 2020

LINK: https://abc6onyourside.com/news/local/columbus-ranks-among-top-cities-for-climate-action

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Our vision and mission

We want to see a thriving economy that works for people and planet in the long term. We focus investors, companies and cities on taking action to build a truly sustainable economy by measuring and understanding their environmental impact.

The challenge

We must act urgently to prevent dangerous climate change and environmental damage. That starts by being aware of our impact so that investors, companies, cities and governments can make the right choices now.

How we are governed

CDP Global is an international non-profit organization comprising of CDP Worldwide Group and CDP North America, Inc. It is directed by a board of trustees and board of directors respectively. As an international organization, CDP receives funding support from a wide range of sources.

Where we are based

CDP have regional offices and local partners spanning 50 countries. There are now companies, cities, states and regions from over 90 countries disclosing through CDP on an annual basis.

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