San Luis Obispo has joined Athens, Copenhagen, and 85 other cities around the world who have been placed on Carbon Disclosure Project’s 2020 A list. The list recognizes cities who are tackling the climate crisis and leading on environmental action in 2020.
CDP is a nonprofit charity that runs the global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts. The world’s economy considers CDP the gold standard of environmental reporting with the richest and most comprehensive dataset on corporate and city action. CDP believes that the economy and environment don’t have to be at odds and focuses investors, companies and cities on taking action to build a truly sustainable economy by measuring and understanding their environmental impact.
Five years since the Paris Agreement was signed, science tell us that we have just ten years left to halve global emissions to avoid catastrophic climate change. To achieve this critical goal, cities need to act urgently to reduce emissions and prevent impacts far worse than those we are already witnessing.
Congratulations to the leadership of Heidi Harmon and the San Luis Obispo City Council and staff, with the support of the SLO Climate Coalition, for this distinction, for continuing their efforts to ramp up environmental action, and for their ambition to safeguard the planet, economy, and citizens.
To see the list of 88 cities and for more information about the Carbon Disclosure Project, now in its 20th year, click here.