Sustainable Cities Focus on Solutions, Not Climate Litigation

Cities around the United States are evaluating how to reduce their carbon footprint without harming the economy. For these cities, making smart changes to transportation, construction, and other policies allow residents to maintain a high quality of life while consciously working to mitigate the effects of climate change. In cities like Columbia, SC; Boise, ID; and Houston, TX, local leaders are assessing how several necessities, from their buses to their traffic lights and sewer systems, operate in an effort to make their cities cleaner and more efficient.

Unlike other cities, such as San Francisco and Imperial Beach, Calif., which are attempting to better arm their cities against climate change by way of litigation, these cities are making meaningful changes that are having a positive impact on the environment today, serving as models for how municipalities can lessen climate change’s impacts.

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