Houston has created a Climate Action Plan. This is what it means for transportation, energy and building.

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HOUSTON – Houston officially announced the city’s Climate Action Plan (CAP) on Wednesday, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

According to the news release, the plan is a “science-based, community-driven strategy for the City of Houston to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, meet the Paris Agreement goal of carbon neutrality by 2050, and lead a global energy transition.”

According to the release, the CAP is focused on reducing emissions in the four areas that generate the most of the region’s greenhouse emissions: Transportation, energy transition, materials management and building optimization.

Each area has goals and targets that are meant to help the city reach its objective.


The city hopes to do three things:

  • To completely convert non-emergency vehicles and the light-duty municipal fleet electric and low-emissions vehicles by 2030.
  • To reduce vehicle miles traveled per capita by 20% by 2050.
  • To provide equitable, safe mobility choices and eliminate traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries by 2030 and to have 500 miles of “high-comfort” bike lanes by 2025.

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