The City of Charleston continues to experience first-hand the very real impacts of climate change and the sense of urgency required in the response. That’s why, in 2017 Mayor Tecklenburg signed Climate Mayors coalition joining the ongoing commitment of US cities to accelerate climate progress.
In doing so, Mayor Tecklenburg pledged to demonstrate leadership on climate change and uphold the spirit of the Paris climate agreement by pursuing actions to achieve an 80% reduction in emissions levels by 2050.
The City of Charleston took this commitment to the next level in May 2021 with the adoption of a new Climate Action Plan that will put us on a path to achieve new emissions reduction goals of 56% by 2030 and net zero by 2050.
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