Houston Climate Week
September 14, 2020 @ 11:00 am – September 18, 2020 @ 1:00 pm CDT
In commemoration of the third anniversary of Hurricane Harvey, the City of Houston’s Office of Sustainability will host a virtual Houston Climate Week, which will officially kickoff the implementation phase of the recently-released Houston Climate Action Plan.
“After COVID-19 cancelled our plans for an in-person Climate Action Plan launch in April, the idea of a virtual Houston Climate Week was born,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner. “To reach our climate goals, we need everyone – from multi-national corporations to middle school students – to do their part. In light of the pandemic, a virtual Houston Climate Week offers a way for the community to learn how Houston is impacted by climate change, and how to get involved in the climate action plan.”
Released on April 22, 2020, the Houston Climate Action Plan is a science-based, community-driven strategy for Houston to reduce greenhouse gas (ghg) emissions, meet the Paris Agreement goal of carbon neutrality by 2050, and lead a global energy transition.
A tentative Houston Climate Week schedule is below, but more events may be added. To view the full lineup of events, please visit www.houstonclimateweek.eventbrite.com.
Monday, September 14:
11am: Making Houston the Renewable Energy Capital of the World
1pm: What does the future hold for Houston?
Tuesday, September 15:
11am: Making Houston a Global Leader in Energy Innovation
1pm: Less is More: Making Energy Efficient Equitable and Efficient
3pm: Growing Climate Solutions: Green Infrastructure, Conservation, and Equity
Wednesday, September 16:
11am: Taking the Car Out of Carbon Emissions
1pm: Reinventing Cities: Sunnyside Landfill Solar Farm
Thursday, September 17:
11am: The COVID-19, Climate, and Equity Connection
1pm: Texas Tough: Bringing EVs to Truck-Loving Texas
3pm: Texas Climate Mayors – Climate Leadership in the Age of COVID-19: Cities for Green and Equitable Recovery
Friday, September 18:
11am: How Green Buildings Can Drive the Energy Transition
1pm: Closing Session: Partnerships and Pathways to Decarbonize Cities
Wednesday, September 23:
2pm: City of Houston Quality of Life Committee – Houston Climate Action Plan Presentation