“Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.”

Impediments / Limitations

[At the county level, we have control to a point. What regional, state, national, and global factors limit our progress?]

Example: Fossil fuel subsidies at the federal level. “Conservative estimates put U.S. direct subsidies to the fossil fuel industry at roughly $20 billion per year…” [Ref]

SDG 13 Climate Action icon



[The idea is that a coalition of local environmental groups would employ a series of systems thinking models to come to a set of local targets under this Global Goal; targets that at least meet the global targets.]
Visit United Nations Website for Original Source of the Targets Below

13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries

13.2 Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning

13.3 Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning

13.A Implement the commitment undertaken by developed-country parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to a goal of mobilizing jointly $100 billion annually by 2020 from all sources to address the needs of developing countries in the context of meaningful mitigation actions and transparency on implementation and fully operationalize the Green Climate Fund through its capitalization as soon as possible

13.B Promote mechanisms for raising capacity for effective climate change-related planning and management in least developed countries and small island developing States, including focusing on women, youth and local and marginalized communities

*Acknowledging that the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is the primary international, intergovernmental forum for negotiating the global response to climate change.

Community Partners

[Name / website / logo of the coalition for this SDG, and early adopters at first; list of actively involved organizations, including businesses.]

Potential Community Partners

[List of potentially involved organizations.]

Marin County City and Town Climate Action Plans