In February 2020, Mayor Ginther announced a bold and ambitious goal for the Columbus community to be carbon neutral by 2050.
In order to achieve this goal it will take the entire community rallying together from individual residents to large businesses to change the way energy is produced and used, how we get around town, and how we dispose of food and other materials that often end up in the garbage. We want to make this transition in an equitable way that benefits all residents by furthering climate justice, environmental sustainability, human health, and economic prosperity.
The City of Columbus is drafting a Climate Action Plan to serve as a roadmap to meet the 2050 carbon neutrality goal and realize community-wide benefits.
Community feedback is essential to help define how we will reach our goal. We want to center and invest in our historically disenfranchised communities and envision an inclusive, prosperous, sustainable future together.
Process Update and How to get involved
Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on the Draft Climate Action Plan during the comment period earlier this year. Since then, we’ve received additional feedback from stakeholders, community members and others, raised our ambition, and made additional changes to the plan based on the feedback.
Read the updated Draft Climate Action Plan here: Climate Action Plan (PDF)
Additional public comment on the Draft Plan can be offered online here through
5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 1, 2021: https://www.columbus.gov/Sustainable-Columbus/Climate-Action-Plan-Public-Comments/
The City of Columbus’ goal is to have a final plan in place by November 2021.
Contact us at [email protected].