Addressing climate change is a top concern for St. Petersburg. City policies, programs and planning efforts will continue to be reviewed and revised to incorporate climate protection initiatives as a part of regular business, operations, and development. The Office of Sustainability is the central point of contact for climate policy development, but nearly every city department plays a role in protecting and enhancing the climate.
Climate change is not a stand-alone issue separate from the other issues that cities face. It is rooted in land use, transportation, energy use, and consumption patterns that have evolved over generations. The City of St. Petersburg is currently working on programs and with partners to set carbon neutrality goals that align with national and international leaders in their efforts.
Key Initiatives and Planning
Key initiatives related to climate change cross all city departments and Office of Sustainability initiatives listed on the Office website. Planning and implementation efforts to address climate change include:
Climate Action Plan
- A robust plan with strategies, actions and goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
- Resiliency Planning with a key focus on social equity and opportunity
- Sustainable Design and Green Building Initiatives and Pilot Projects
- Community Outreach & Collaboration