Tree Town has joined the group of 95 A-List cities for 2021 as defined by the CDP Worldwide Group, an international nonprofit organization that looked at the environmental impacts of more than 1,000 cities around the world. Only 9.8 percent of cities made the list.
Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor states, “We have a plan to transform our community to carbon neutrality in a way that is equitable, urgent and effective. We recognize that it is our moral obligation to do our part.”
To receive the A rating, cities must have a publicly available citywide emissions inventory, emissions reduction and renewable energy targets, and have published a climate action plan. Cities on the list also completed a climate risk and vulnerability assessment and created climate adaptation plans showing how they plan to eliminate climate hazards.
For more information, visit cdp.net.