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SAN ANTONIO DRAFT CLIMATE PLAN PENDING OCT 17 VOTE

Take Two: Current version of the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan headed for Council vote on October 17, 2019. It’s been roundly panned for stripping most of its earlier implementation schedule, but maintains strong targets for eliminating climate pollution. See a few fast takes at bottom.

WHO IS CLIMATE ACTION SA?

We are a coalition of committed individuals and organizations dedicated to building strong thriving communities in the face of the growing dangers of global climate change. We insist on a rapid and just transition away from hazardous fossil fuels and toward a city driven by clean energy and the sustainable economy it could bring. Alongside our friends and neighbors in San Antonio, we will help our communities, grassroots movements, nonprofits, and governmental agencies prepare for a more uncertain future by creating deeper relationships built upon the values of equality, justice, and peace. / Somos una coalición de personas y organizaciones comprometidas dedicadas a construir comunidades fuertes y prósperas frente a los crecientes peligros del cambio climático global. Insistimos en una transición rápida y justa alejandose de los peligrosos fósiles peligrosos hacia una ciudad impulsada por la energía limpia y la economía sostenible que podría aportar. Junto a nuestros amigos y vecinos en San Antonio, ayudaremos a nuestras comunidades, movimientos de base, organizaciones sin fines de lucro y agencias gubernamentales a prepararse para un futuro más incierto creando relaciones más profundas basadas en los valores de igualdad, justicia y paz.

To read our key commitments and learn how to join our effort, see Who We Are. / Para leer nuestros compromisos clave y aprender cómo unirse a nuestro esfuerzo, consulte nuestra página Quienes Somos (y haga clic en el botón “Select Language” en la parte superior derecha).

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QUICK TAKE ON THE CAAP:

Climate Action SA was strongly critical of the January version of the CAAP and called for improvements, including resource-specific carbon reductions (“no coal by 2025”).

The August version didn’t win any friends (or put a deadline on coal burning), but it quieted down monied business opponents (which was apparently the point). It also added an interim reduction target for 2030 to the final goal of zero climate pollution by 2050.

Climate Action SA is still advocating critical edits to the CAAP to get our City off coal and bring CPS Energy to account. Read our recommendation about CPS sent to Mayor Ron Nirenberg (PDF).

Climate Action SA supports the CAAP’s Equity Committee members who are struggling for improvements to the plan’s equity and implementation language.

Public comments are still being accepted by the San Antonio Office of Sustainability. Submit yours here.

Read the CAAP’s earlier version here (PDF).


It's simple. San Antonio needs climate action because we love our families, each other, and our city.