Climate disruption is one of the most serious challenges facing our world today. To protect the health and economic well-being of current and future generations, we must reduce our emissions of greenhouse gases using a variety of methods. A steering committee of 11 community leaders has been appointed to develop the Climate Protection Plan to guide these efforts in Kansas City.
View the Climate Protection Plan.
The benefits for Kansas City are manifold. Cities that take action to reduce greenhouse gases are saving millions of taxpayer dollars while boosting real estate values, attracting new jobs and businesses and improving livability. Investments in mass transit, commitments to clean energy sources, healthier air quality and new partnerships with the private sector all result in greater economic prosperity for residents. They make a city a cleaner, safer and more desirable place to live. (See the EMC Climate Protection Report.)
Kansas City has been working over the past 10 years to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. Read more about these efforts and what you can do to help.