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Ann Arbor Sets Goal of Reducing GHG Emissions by 90% by 2050

Dec 19, 2012
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(AnnArbor.com)

If the state of Michigan isn't ready to get serious about climate change, Ann Arbor officials say they're at least prepared to take matters into their own hands at the local level.

The Ann Arbor City Council took action Monday night to adopt a Climate Action Plan, a 188-page document that outlines dozens of ways to reduce the community's carbon footprint.

Building on previous environmental goals set by the City Council, the new plan recommends three targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the coming decades.

That includes a goal of reducing the entire community's emissions by 8 percent by 2015, by 25 percent by 2025, and by 90 percent by 2050 — all relative to 2000 baseline levels.