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Cedar Rapids City Council adopts ‘aggressive’ Community Climate Action Plan


Cedar Rapids Gazette: The Cedar Rapids City Council on Tuesday adopted a plan committing Iowa’s second-largest city to action to slow the rapidly worsening climate, with targets to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and to enhance community resilience to the consequences of human-caused global warming. The Community Climate Action Plan outlines steps that residents and neighborhood groups, industrial partners, businesses and city officials can take to engage in local climate action, with an eye toward equity to uplift those who will disproportionately bear the consequences of a warming planet. City officials lauded the plan as a likely model for other communities to use.

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