The Climate Action SA coalition is advocating for a San Antonio community goal to achieve net negative greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 or sooner, following a path that prioritizes near-term reductions. That would mean that all activities in the community would be sequestering (pulling in and storing) more greenhouse gases than they are releasing.
We are advocating for this ambitious goal because the science shows that it is necessary to avoid catastrophic climate change. The remaining global carbon budget to keep the temperature increase to 2 degrees Celsius or less is rapidly shrinking.
Meeting this goal will require emissions from all sectors to be reduced as quickly as possible to zero (or nearly zero). Climate Action SA has developed the following sector-specific policy proposals: