Report: Reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 — San Antonio’s goal — may be impossible


It took more than two years to create and now a year after the city of San Antonio, Texas passed a pledge to do its part to stop the effects of global climate change, the city has been told its plan is unworkable.
It was October of 2019 when the city adopted the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan to reduce its emissions of the greenhouse gases driving global warming to net zero by 2050.

“We declare that we will not be bystanders,” San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg said. “In no simpler terms, here and around the world, we are in a climate emergency.”

But this week a new consultant’s report said the goal is not possible, at least based on the city’s adopted goals.
Accenture, a global consulting firm, released a report this week that calls into question governments’ ability to make their jurisdictions carbon-neutral by 2050. That’s the aim of numerous cities’ and countries’ climate plans. The city of San Antonio’s climate action plan, adopted nearly a year ago, includes that goal.
Source: San Antonio Express-News