Hallandale Beach joins the global movement to chart the path to net zero emissions by 2050
In partnership with ICLEI150 - Leading with the Climate Science Initiative and Florida Race to Zero
Hallandale Beach is committed to a carbon-free future and is taking immediate action to achieve this goal. Mayor Joy Cooper and the City Commission have taken the ambitious step of joining Cities Race to Zero, a global campaign to build momentum for a zero-carbon economy. This change will bring Hallandale Beach new green jobs, energy savings, and a healthier future for all of its residents.
“The climate crisis requires that we all take bold action now to protect our future generations and the countless other species with which we share this beautiful planet. Hallandale Beach has been doing this work for decades through efforts such as energy efficiency block grants, greening our fleet, adopting green building standards and a forms-based code to promote transit-oriented development. We intend to continue making processes through innovation and collaboration with agencies like ICLEI, ”said Mayor Joy Cooper.
Hallandale Beach boldly accepts the challenges and opportunities of the climate crisis. By joining the Cities Race to Zero, ICLEI150 and Florida Race to Zero initiatives, Hallandale Beach is committing to a greenhouse gas emissions reduction target by 2030 in line with the latest climate science. This goal puts Hallandale Beach on the path to zero carbon emissions by 2050, a necessary step to limit warming to below extreme levels.
Under the leadership of Mayor Joy Cooper and the City Commission, Hallandale Beach has become a leader in fighting the climate crisis. It will take transformative steps to reach its 2030 target and its net zero emissions by 2050. Working with the ICLEI150 initiative team of climate experts and our residents through our Climate Action Planning process, Hallandale Beach will identify and implement climate change initiatives. high impact emission reductions that will clean our air, create local jobs and stimulate local innovation.
"With their recent greenhouse gas inventory, sustainability action plan, and vulnerability and adaptation plan, Mayor Joy Cooper and the City of Hallandale Beach clearly show their commitment to the long-term health and safety of Hallandale Beach." said Angie Fyfe, Executive Director of ICLEI. USA "These foundations will inspire others at ICLEI150 and accelerate Hallandale Beach in the Race to Zero."
ICLEI150 is an initiative of ICLEI - US Local Governments for Sustainability It is a movement of 150 US local governments to join the cities race towards zero committing to tackle the climate crisis, setting a goal based on science, implementing at least one high-impact action and reporting progress. ICLEI USA is the leading technical expert in greenhouse gas emissions accounting, climate action, and resilience and sustainability planning.