The Office of Sustainability oversees and tracks the implementation of the Houston’s Climate Action Plan (“the CAP” or “the Plan”) - a science-based, community-driven strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, meet the Paris Agreement goal of carbon neutrality by 2050, and lead a global energy transition.
The CAP is written using a collective voice to represent the diverse range of stakeholders who worked for more than a year to draft the Plan, including the business sector; academia; City of Houston departments; neighborhood, community, and non-profit organizations; students; and residents. The CAP includes strategies and actions directed at both the private and public sectors. Goals, strategies, and actions are community-driven, and will require support from individuals and organizations throughout the community, unless specifically noted as a municipal action requiring Houston City Council approval. The CAP is a living document -- regularly measured, verified, and updated -- providing an opportunity for continual community feedback as to how Houston can best achieve a carbon neutral future.