Ann Arbor declares climate emergency, sets goal of carbon neutrality by 2030

Posted at 7:11 AM, Nov 07, 2019

The city of Ann Arbor is taking drastic measures to curb climate change.

The city council unanimously approved a measure to declare a climate emergency. Actions that will be taken will embrace clean energy, including planting trees to offset the amount of carbon dioxide into the air.

By 2030, the goal is to make the community carbon-neutral. To do so means to balance carbon emissions with carbon removal.

A city councilman told 7 Action News that more needs to be done regarding how much it will cost or how it will be funded.