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Record #: R2020-81   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 1/15/2020 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Enviromental Protection and Energy
Final action: 2/19/2020
Title: Declaration of climate emergency and call for initiation of emergency Climate Mobilization initiative
Sponsors: Martin, Matthew J. , Cardenas, George A., Rodriguez, Michael D., Rodriguez Sanchez, Rossana , Vasquez, Jr., Andre, Cappleman, James, Osterman, Harry, Reilly, Brendan, Hadden, Maria E. , Nugent, Samantha , Dowell, Pat, Mitts, Emma, Waguespack, Scott, Villegas, Gilbert, Maldonado, Roberto, Austin, Carrie M., La Spata, Daniel , Reboyras, Ariel, Quinn, Marty, Taliaferro, Chris, Sigcho-Lopez, Byron, Burnett, Jr., Walter, Tabares, Silvana, Scott, Jr. Michael, Sadlowski Garza, Susan, Mitchell, Gregory I., Sawyer, Roderick T., Hairston, Leslie A., Cardona, Jr., Felix , Silverstein, Debra L., Gardiner, James M. , Thompson, Patrick D., Moore, David H., Ramirez-Rosa, Carlos, Hopkins, Brian , Taylor, Jeanette B. , Brookins, Jr., Howard, King, Sophia D., Smith, Michele, Lopez, Raymond A., Coleman, Stephanie D. , Curtis, Derrick G., O'Shea, Matthew J., Tunney, Thomas, Harris, Michelle A., Ervin, Jason C.
Topic: ENERGY/ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES - Miscellaneous
Attachments: 1. R2020-81.pdf
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O'Shea (19) Tunney (44) Harris (8) Ervin (28) ' Resolution
Declaration of climate emergency and call for initiation of emergency Climate Mobilization effort Committee on Enviromental Protection and Energy
Committee on Environmental Protection & Energy
January 15,2020 City Council Meeting


RESOLUTION DECLARING A CLIMATE EMERGENCY AND EMERGENCY MOBILIZATION EFFORT TO RESTORE A SAFE CLIMATE

WHEREAS, in April 2016 world leaders recognized the urgent need to combat climate change by signing the Paris Agreement, agreeing to keep global warming, "well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels" and to "pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to l.5°C"; and

WHEREAS, the death and destruction already wrought by current average global warming of 1 °C demonstrate that the Earth is already too hot for safety and justice, as attested by increased and intensifying wildfires; floods, rising seas, diseases, droughts, and extreme weather; and

WHEREAS, according to the United Nations' Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty, 1.5°C of global warming could expose 500 million people to water poverty, 36 million people to food insecurity because of lower crop yields, and 4.5 billion people to heat waves; and

WHEREAS, in October 2018, the United Nations released a special report which projected that limiting warming to even the dangerous 1.5°C target this century will require an unprecedented transformation of every sector ofthe global economy by 2030: and

WHEREAS, the United States of America has disproportionately contributed to the climate and ecological emergencies and thus bears an extraordinary responsibility to rapidly solve these crises; and

WHEREAS, climate change will continue to make basic human necessities such as food, housing, health care, transportation and energy more expensive and difficult to obtain; and

WHEREAS, in July 2019, members of Congress introduced a concurrent Congressional resolution to declare a national ...

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