Interested in Serving on the Steering Committee or Technical Working Group?

The City of San Antonio is taking applications from community members interested in serving on the committee and working groups charged with developing San Antonio’s Climate Action and Adaptation Plan, called SA Climate Ready. Being climate ready means playing our part in helping reduce the impacts of climate change while preparing our citizens, businesses, institutions and infrastructure for the inevitable changes that will impact our community.

On June 22, 2017, City Council approved a resolution in support of the Paris Climate Agreement and the Mayor’s National Climate Action Agenda (MNCAA). Consistent with the goals of the SA Tomorrow Sustainability Plan and Metro Health’s strategic plan, the Paris Climate Agreement commits to exploring the potential benefits and costs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. With the scientific community in consensus that climate change is occurring, it is in the best interest of the City of San Antonio to address the challenges associated with climate change head-on. While climate change is a global issue, its impact is felt at the local level.  From more extreme weather pattern such as heat, drought and flooding, we have an opportunity now to be proactive in how we build, how we establish future transit plans and how we manage our natural resources. The work that we do today will help keep San Antonio safe, competitive and more equitable.    

This plan, which will be developed over the next eighteen months, will cover municipal operations and the community sector with a focus on developing strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to adapt to current and projected climate impacts. 
 
Update:  Applications will be accepted from Dec. 22 through midnight of Jan. 19, 2018. Selections will be made the week of Jan. 22 and our first meetings will be held in mid February 2018.

For additional information, please visit saclimateready.org or contact us at sustainability@sanantonio.gov or 210-207-6103.

 

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