City of Houston Community Climate Action Survey

After three 500-year floods in as many years culminating with the largest rain event in North American history, climate change is an unprecedented challenge for Houston. Sustainability and resiliency go hand-in-hand and this plan is essential to the health and economic vitality of Houston’s future. The time for bold action is now.

Developing a Climate Action Plan allows the City to develop strategies that will not only help minimize the City’s carbon footprint but can help save money and improve the quality of life of residents. Co-benefits associated with climate action planning include decreased traffic and congestion, improved air quality, better access to parks and green spaces, and cost savings through energy efficiency projects.

A Climate Action Plan provides evidenced-based measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and preventative measures to address the negative outcomes of climate change. The plan will demonstrate how the City will adapt and improve its resilience to climate hazards that impact the city today as well as risks that may increase in the coming years.

This survey provides the City of Houston information to help in the development of a fair, equitable and cost-effective climate action plan.

Thank you for taking the time to participate.

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* 1. How would you rank the following broad strategies from 1-7 in terms of their importance in addressing climate change? (1 equals highest priority and 7 equals lowest.)