Climate Action Plan

A Climate Action Plan provides evidenced-based measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and preventative measures to address the negative outcomes of climate change. The plan will demonstrate how the City will adapt and improve its resilience to climate hazards that impact the city today as well as risks that may increase in the coming years. To comply with the Paris Agreement, the plan will follow science-based criteria that will cap the temperature increase associated with ... Read More ...

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Green Houston Initiatives, Services and Information

Houston Climate Week

Houston Climate Week, Nov. 15-19, 2021

The Mayor’s Office of Resilience and Sustainability hosts a FREE week-long conference covering topics related to updates on the implementation of both Resilient Houston and Houston Climate Action Plan, resilience, equity, transportation, and so much more!

GSI Awards

Green Stormwater Infrastructure Awards

The City of Houston's Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Awards & Recognition program seeks to recognize effective and exemplary green building projects in Houston and encourages development projects to adopt resilient components. Learn more and APPLY BY SEPTEMBER 30TH DEADLINE! ...

City of Houston Youth Climate Ambassadors

City of Houston Youth Climate Ambassadors

The Youth Climate Ambassadors will collaborate with community organizations to engage communities on the Climate Action Plan (CAP). ...

City Electric Vehicles and Chargers

City of Houston Electric Vehicle Fleet Study

City of Houston municipal electric vehicle fleet analysis of costs and environmental impacts of traditional and electric options. ...

Sign Up for CAP Implementation Working Groups

Sign Up for CAP Working Groups

Sign up for the Houston Climate Action Plan implementation working groups: Transportation, Energy Transition, Building Optimization, Materials Management, Equity, and Youth Engagement ...

Climate Action Plan

Climate Action Plan

A Climate Action Plan provides evidenced-based measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and preventative measures to address the negative outcomes of climate change. The plan will demonstrate how the City will adapt and improve its resilience to climate hazards ...

Sunnyside Solar Farm

Sunnyside Solar Project

Mayor Sylvester Turner and city council ... approved unanimously a lease agreement with Sunnyside Energy, LLC to advance the Sunnyside Solar Project–an innovative public-private partnership to convert the 240-acre closed landfill in Sunnyside into the largest brownfield solar installation in the nation. ...

Texas PACE Authority

PACE PROGRAM

The City of Houston’s commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy or PACE program provides an additional tool for Houston property owners to finance energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water conservation projects. PACE is a nationally-renowned, voluntary financing program ...

EVolve Houston

Evolve Houston

EVolve Houston is a coalition of sustainability-minded civic, business, and academic leaders who seek to accelerate clean transportation through electrification. Collaborating with government, academic, private industry, and community leaders, our goal is to improve ...

Solar Power Panels

City Operations Powered 100% by Solar

Mayor Sylvester Turner announced today that the City of Houston has committed to purchasing 100% renewable energy through a renewed partnership with NRG Energy as the City’s retail electric provider. As part of the contract renewal, the City will power all municipal ...

Climate Mayors

Climate Mayors

Mayor Sylvester Turner serves as Chair of Climate Mayors - a nationwide coalition of 474 U.S. city mayors who have committed to fighting climate change. In his role, Mayor Turner helps catalyze climate-forward actions taken at the local level, provides an example of climate action for leaders at all levels of government, and advocates for an economic recovery grounded in equity and environmental stewardship.

Climate Impact Assessment

Climate Impact Assessment

Houston’s Climate Impact Assessment was a collaboration between the City’s Chief Resilience Officer and Chief Sustainability Officer and was made possible through generous funding from C40 Cities, a network of the world’s megacities committed to addressing climate change. ...

Press Releases / Green News

September 9
Evolve Houston Launches the eMobility Microgrant Initiative

April 22
Mayor Sylvester Turner Signs Sweeping Decarbonization Policy for City Buildings

April 22
Mayor Turner Announces TCEQ Approval Of Largest Urban Solar Farm In The Country

March 23
Mayor Sylvester Turner Releases 2 Year Update For Resilient Houston And The Climate Action Plan

February 23
Mayor Turner Announces Purchase Of Electric Vehicles For City Fleet

February 22
Houston Solar Co-Op Launches Following Anniversary Of Winter Storm Uri

February 10
Biden Moves to Build Coast to Coast Network of Electric Car Chargers

February 9
City of Houston and CenterPoint Energy Announce Transformative Initiative to Enhance Energy Resilience and Promote Transition to Sustainable Energy

January 26
Mayor Turner Thanks EPA Administrator Regan for Bold Action Following Visit to Houston

December 17
Mayor Turner Honored for Leadership on Climate Action

December 3
Mayor Turner Applauds Executive Order on Carbon Neutral Future

November 2021
Houston Climate Week Video Presentations

November 18
City of Houston Receives “A” Grade for Citywide Climate Action and is Named New Generation of Climate Leaders on CDP 2021

November 12
City of Houston Launches Second Annual Houston Climate Week

November 5
Houston Celebrates Texas Arbor Day By Planting 1,000 Trees Along Greens Bayou on Harris County Lands Between Two Houston Parks

November 3
Resilient Cities Network Launches New Tool to Help Cities Embed Equity in Climate Ready Urban Infrastructure Projects

November 3
Mayor Turner Begins COP26 Visit By Meeting With Global Leaders to Highlight Climate and Resilience Work in Houston

November 1
City Partners With University Houston-Downtown for Houston Climate Week 2021

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