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SA Climate Ready

Who Cares? We all should.

You can make an impact to help mitigate and adapt to climate change
right here in San Antonio.

What to know AS A RESIDENT

Climate change is real and is already impacting our community

If we don't do something about it now, the ramifications to future generations will be severe. By 2040, we could experience:

  • 24 more days over 100°F annually
  • Less rain and a decrease in our water supply
  • A decrease in stable jobs
  • More severe weather events
  • Higher energy costs for heating and cooling
  • Increased risk of heat related illness and death
  • Substantial health issues due to poor air quality

Take the Pledge

Care to join with SA Climate Ready?

It's a very simple step towards making a personal impact on climate change. Just take the pledge and you'll receive updates, emails, event information, ways you can help mitigate climate change, ideas to get kids involved, and more.

I'm aware and I care.

I pledge to do my part to help our community mitigate the negative effects of climate change and to create a healthy, livable future for all.

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Explore the SA Climate Ready Dashboard

Get up to speed on what's currently happening and what's planned for the future.

Learn more about:

  • Solutions to prepare our city for climate change
  • How transportation and building energy are the biggest contributors to carbon emissions
  • Making Climate Equity a reality in San Antonio
  • Protecting our parks and outdoor livability
  • Sustainable building practices
  • How we've become a leader in renewable energy
  • Getting your kids involved

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Get the facts about actions we’re taking now to create a climate for positive change

SA CLIMATE READY ACTION PLAN

This is San Antonio’s climate action and adaptation strategy to meet the present and future challenges of climate change. The plan provides action steps for enhancing economic prosperity and quality of life, while prioritizing clean air, public health, water quality and conservation, good jobs, transportation choices, clean and secure energy, and emergency preparedness for all our residents. Read it and discover how you can help support climate mitigation for your community.

Download PDF

2021 SAN ANTONIO CLIMATE READY PLAN ANNUAL REPORT

Inside, you’ll find highlights of initiatives in clean energy, sustainable food systems, vehicle electrification, safe streets, heat island effect mitigation, education and empowerment, and climate equity.

Download PDF

Simple Ways to Get Started


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Did you know?

  • We are projected to have an additional one million residents living in our community by 2040
  • The City’s plan for mitigating climate change would make us carbon neutral by 2050
  • 44% of the city’s carbon emissions are from energy usage in buildings
  • 40% of the city’s carbon emissions are caused by transportation
  • In 2019, San Antonio emitted enough carbon dioxide to fill the Alamodome 32,000 times
  • Since 1980, the number of annual major weather disasters in Texas has risen from 3 to 10


Get your voice heard!

Share why you care

Take this opportunity to express your concerns related to climate change and what actions you are planning to adopt (or would like to see implemented by others) to help our community face this major challenge.

I care about climate change because...

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What to know AS A BUSINESS

Climate change is real and is already impacting our city and our business community

If we don’t do something about it now, the ramifications to our economy and prosperity will be severe. By 2040, we could experience:

  • 24 more days over 100°F annually
  • Less rain and a decrease in our water supply
  • A decrease in stable jobs 
  • More severe weather events
  • Higher energy costs for heating and cooling 
  • Increased risk of heat related illness and death
  • Substantial health issues due to poor air quality

Simple Ways to Get Started


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We Can Do This!

Twenty-seven of the world’s largest cities have been successfully reducing their emissions at a rate of 2% per year, while their populations have grown by 1.4% per year and their economies have grown by 3% per year.

The pathway set out in the Climate Action and Adaptation Strategy shows how we can get to:

  • nearly 40% reduction by 2030
  • 70% reduction by 2040
  • and carbon neutrality or 100% reduction by 2050

Get the facts about actions we’re taking now to create a better business climate for San Antonio

SA CLIMATE READY ACTION PLAN

This is San Antonio’s climate action and adaptation strategy to meet the present and future challenges of climate change. The plan provides over 90 action steps that will help San Antonio achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 and prepare us for a changing climate. They include solutions for enhancing economic prosperity and quality of life, while prioritizing clean air, public health, water quality and conservation, good jobs, transportation choices, clean and secure energy, and emergency preparedness for businesses and residents.

The ethical framework grounding the Climate Action and Adaptation Strategy is a focus on Climate Equity. It acknowledges that San Antonio’s history has produced social inequities that, if unaddressed, will worsen with climate change. Read it and discover how you can help support climate mitigation for our city and business community.

Download PDF

2021 SAN ANTONIO CLIMATE READY PLAN ANNUAL REPORT

Inside, you’ll find highlights of initiatives in clean energy, sustainable food systems, vehicle electrification, safe streets, heat island effect mitigation, education and empowerment, and climate equity.

Download PDF
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A potential change to bond ratings

Credit rating agencies are being pushed by investors to consider climate change risk in bond ratings, with all three of the big credit rating agencies issuing guidance on municipal ratings and climate change. Municipalities that do not have adequate mitigation and adaptation plans in place will see an economic impact and may have to increase taxes to offset the increased bond return demanded by investors.

Did you know?

  • We are projected to have an additional one million residents living in our community by 2040
  • The City’s plan for mitigating climate change would make us carbon neutral by 2050
  • 44% of the city’s carbon emissions are from energy usage in buildings
  • 40% of the city’s carbon emissions are caused by transportation
  • In 2019, San Antonio emitted enough carbon dioxide to fill the Alamodome 32,000 times
  • Since 1980, the number of annual major weather disasters in Texas has risen from 3 to 10

 Get the facts
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Take the Pledge

Care to join with SA Climate Ready for business?

It’s a very simple step towards making an impact on climate change. Just take the pledge for your business and you’ll receive updates, emails, event information, ways you can help mitigate climate change, and more.

I’m aware and I care.

I pledge to do my part to help our community mitigate the negative effects of climate change and to create a healthy, livable future for all.

Did You Know?

CLIMATE CHANGE: A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER

A 2019 survey of 247 insurance actuaries identified climate change as the top emerging risk. Climate change was ranked higher than cyber damages, financial instability, and terrorism.

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Get your voice heard!

Share why you care

Take this opportunity to express your concerns related to climate change and what actions you and your business are planning to adopt (or would like to see implemented by others) to help our community face this major challenge.  

I care about climate change because…


 Form icon

Explore the SA Climate Ready Dashboard

Get up to speed on what’s currently happening and what’s planned for the future.

Learn more about:

  • Solutions to prepare our city for climate change
  • How transportation and building energy are the biggest contributors to carbon emissions
  • How the business community can take action to address climate change
  • Making Climate Equity a reality in San Antonio
  • Protecting our parks and outdoor liveability
  • Sustainable building practices
  • How we’ve become a leader in renewable energy

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Climate change represents a national security threat

The threat grows as global environmental and ecological degradation, as well as climate change, are likely to fuel competition for resources, economic distress, and social discontent.