|The City of Dallas was the recipient of the 2019 Mayor’s Climate Protection Award presented at the United States Conference of Mayors’ 87th Annual Meeting (USCM) held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson accepted this inspiring award on behalf of the city and the city was also represented at the 2019 Climate Mayor’s Summit held on June 27, prior to the beginning of the USCM.
Celebrating its thirteenth anniversary year, this awards program recognizes cities for their energy and climate protection effort. The winners are selected by an independent panel of judges from a pool of mayoral applicants.
“Dallas has made tremendous strides over the past year in initiating climate planning and adopting a green energy policy that is both cost-conscious and innovative,” said Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson. “It is humbling to be recognized along with other cities like Los Angeles and New York, cities with large and diverse populations and geographical assets.”
Photo from Mayor Eric Johnson Facebook Page
The 2019 Climate Mayors Summit delivers two key messages: there is no room for debate, the world is in the middle of a climate emergency. Secondly, the Summit provides a forum for mayors across the U.S. to collaborate and share ideas, policies and practices to address climate change. It also provides a unique opportunity for participants to form partnerships and explore ways to expand solutions and potential.
“Dallas is actively engaged in ways to promote and protect the health, safety, and welfare of its residents. Children, the elderly and residents in lower income neighborhoods are particularly susceptible to the adverse effect of climate change,” said Dallas City Manager T.C. Broadnax. “Our City Council has directed staff to complete an equitable and actionable Comprehensive Environmental and Climate Action Plan by spring 2020. We are coordinating the plan with the needs of our communities toward a beneficial future for Dallas.”
Help shape the Comprehensive Environmental and Climate Action Plan with your input. Sign up for notices for the upcoming Fall meetings and see notes from the first round of public meetings at www.dallasclimateaction.com.