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Webinar: Equity in Climate Action

  • Thursday, November 19, 2020
  • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Online meeting


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Discussion with Texas Cities

Thursday, November 19th

Online meeting 

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Virtual meeting opens 10 minutes prior to starting

About the Event:

USGBC Texas will continue our series on Climate Action plans across Texas on with a look at how the adopted (and proposed) climate action and adaptations plans incorporate equity with a conversation moderated by David Matiella, chair of the USGBC Texas Advocacy Committee and Associate Dean of Architecture at UTSA.  David will review the analysis that USGBC Texas has done over the past several months followed by a panel discussion ideally with participants from each of cities.  


In 2017, six Texas cities -- including Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio -- signed onto the Climate Mayors’ National Climate Agreement in support of the Paris Agreement and its international emission reduction targets set in 2016 and the goal to keep warming at or below 1.5 degrees Celsius.  Additionally, environmental injustices of the past are being recognized and solutions created to address them, placing equity at the center of this effort towards a more resilient future for all.

To fulfill this commitment, each is creating and implementing a climate action and adaptation plan with the help of nonprofit and academic institutions, private sector experts, and community input.  To date implementation of these plans has begun in San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas.  The update to Austin’s existing plan (2014) is due later this summer as well as one from El Paso later this year.

Each of these plans include multiple strategies to address issues across the spectrum of a city's operations, investments, and infrastructure.  This discussion will focus on implementing those strategies involving the core competencies of USGBC Texas and our members.

Climate Action Plans:

Austin:  Community Climate Plan Update
Dallas: Comprehensive Environmental & Climate Action Plan
Houston: Houston Climate Action Plan
San Antonio: Climate Action &  Adaptation Plan: SA Climate Ready

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USGBC Texas Chapter is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 1801 Royal Lane, Suite 400, Dallas, TX 75229

Contact us at chapter@usgbctexas.org or at 214-571-9244

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