San Francisco, Feb 18 (IANS): San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced on Friday that the city will award over $900,000 in grant funding to projects that support the US city's Climate Action Plan and its goal of achieving net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2040.
The funding, the first coordinated package of climate grants from the San Francisco Environment Department (SF Environment), establishes the city as one of the first in the nation to offer a comprehensive plan that increases community capacity and participation in building electrification, urban greening, composting, waste and toxics reduction, environmental justice, and youth development, Xinhua news agency quoted the announcement as saying.
"In San Francisco, our work to address climate change and to create a healthier, low-carbon future requires partnerships with the community and the private sector," said Breed.
"These grants will help us move our Climate Action Plan forward while engaging our residents and local organizations to be part of the solution."
"The climate grants establish community partnerships to advance equitable climate initiatives throughout San Francisco's diverse communities," said Tyrone Jue, acting director for SF Environment.
"Community climate action is an essential strategy required to unlock the positive and equitable economic and health outcomes that will be realized through the implementation of our bold climate goals."