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Climate Equity Plan awaits your feedback

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 by Tai Moses

The Office of Sustainability is asking community members to offer feedback on the draft of the new Austin Climate Equity Plan, an update to the city’s 2015 Community Climate Plan. The equity plan, according to the announcement, “prioritizes actions that support low-income communities and communities of color,” which “have generally contributed the least to climate change but are the most negatively impacted by climate change.” The equity plan, which aims to curb emissions and achieve racial equity through climate action, is the result of 10 months of work by local experts, Austin residents and city staff members. View the draft plan on SpeakUpAustin, where you’ll have the opportunity to fill out a public comment survey to let the team know your thoughts on the plan’s goals and strategies. The Office of Sustainability will also be hosting a panel discussion on the plan on Thursday, Sept. 24, 6-7:30 p.m. Residents who participated in the process “will dig into topics related to the intersection of climate change and racial and environmental justice.” Register on Eventbrite.

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