Chamber Releases Statement in Response to Climate Action Plan

Last week, San Diego’s City Council made headlines by unanimously voting to approve an ambitious Climate Action Plan. The Chamber, along with a diverse coalition of business and community leaders, released the following statement:

“Everyone agrees that we need to reduce carbon emissions. It’s important for a healthy environment, but it’s also important for a healthy economy. The San Diego business community applauds Mayor Faulconer and the City Council for charting a path for the City to significantly reduce carbon emissions, while providing enough flexibility to be adaptable, cost-effective and to enable innovation. Many of the breakthroughs that will propel our planet’s sustainable future are sure to come from right here in San Diego, and we look forward to working together with the City and others to make that vision a reality.”

Chamber President & CEO, Jerry Sanders

Among other bold measures such as replacing 50 percent of the City’s fleet with electric vehicles by 2035, and cutting vehicle trips by 50 percent in designated transit areas, San Diego is the largest city to legally commit itself to 100 percent renewable energy by 2035.

For the full report, view the Climate Action Plan Adoption Draft here.