Pittsburgh 2030 District Helps Create a More Sustainable City
The international community has committed to carbon neutrality, and Pittsburgh has responded. Long before the Paris Climate Accord proposed net-zero greenhouse gas emission, Pittsburgh had published two Climate Action plans, started a greenhouse gas inventory and adopted a citywide sustainability rubric. The city’s vision was sustainability for all, and officials had clearly defined its goals – 80% reduction in carbon emissions by 2050.
After joining more than 175 national governments in the agreement, the question remains: How can a city drastically change its environmental impact?
For Pittsburgh, the answer lies in the boundary of the 2030 District.