As Charlotte pursues climate goals, some worry they're unreachable

Three years ago, the Charlotte City Council adopted goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and address climate change. There are signs of progress, but some are concerned the city won't meet its goals.

Sustain Charlotte Executive Director Shannon Binns thinks the city's internal progress has been "tremendous." But he said the community-wide goal of reducing per-person emissions remains out of reach.

"We haven't made the big transformational investment that we need in our transportation network, and that's what is really needed to have a meaningful impact on that 2050 goal," he said.

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  • Lauren Sawyers
    published this page in Press 2022-04-01 12:06:57 -0400