Los Angeles has become the largest US city to commit to moving to 100% renewable power – as part if its refreshed Green New Deal pLAn launched this week.
The roadmap responds to the ‘environmental emergency’ threatening humanity, with targets and initiatives ambitious enough to deliver a sustainable future. By transforming the building blocks of what will constitute a city robust enough to thrive in the face of the immense challenges this century poses, the plans will revolutionise ecosystems including: water, energy, jobs, the circular economy, and the environment, in a strategy Leonardo DiCaprio has labelled as ‘a global model for upholding the Paris Agreement through equity and an inclusive economy’.
Among the goals, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power will supply 100% renewable electricity by 2045; while greenhouse gas emissions in buildings will be cut by 50% by 2025, and 100% by 2050.
Iain is an experienced writer, journalist and lecturer, who held editorships with a number of business focussed publications before co-founding and becoming editor of Innovators Magazine. Iain is also the strategic director for OnePoint5Media.
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