Bipartisan Plan Accelerates Climate Change Action
"In December 2015, San Diego adopted a new Climate Action Plan with bipartisan support, demonstrating that climate action can appeal to everyone, regardless of political affiliation. With this plan, San Diego aims to cut its carbon footprint in half by 2035 via five strategies: energy- and water-efficient buildings; clean and renewable energy; bicycling, walking, transit and land use; zero waste; and climate resilience.
So far, 4,000 solar panel installation permits have been issued and more than 260 km of bicycle lanes have been completed, with 80 km of new or improved bike lanes planned every year. The plan aims to have 20,000 additional residential units built within walking distance to existing transit stations, and has set a target of 35% urban tree canopy cover. In terms of water, the plan’s recycling purification program includes the construction of purification facilities, pipelines, and pump stations to provide a local source of water to the city. Eventually this will replace purchases of imported water, which currently account for at least 85% of the demand."
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