City of Albuquerque
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File #: R-19-187   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 9/4/2019 In control: City Council
Final action: 9/18/2019
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Endorsing The Declaration Of A Climate Emergency, Creating A Climate Action Plan For The City Of Albuquerque, And Requesting Regional Collaboration On A Just Transition And Emergency Mobilization Effort To Restore A Safe Climate (Benton, Davis, Gibson)
Attachments: 1. R-187
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY THIRD COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. R-19-187 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Isaac Benton, Pat Davis, Diane Gibson


RESOLUTION
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Endorsing The Declaration Of A Climate Emergency, Creating A Climate Action Plan For The City Of Albuquerque, And Requesting Regional Collaboration On A Just Transition And Emergency Mobilization Effort To Restore A Safe Climate (Benton, Davis, Gibson)
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WHEREAS, in 2016, world leaders from 175 countries responded to the threat of climate change and the urgent need to combat it by signing the Paris Agreement, agreeing to keep warming "well below 2?C above pre-industrial levels" and to "pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5?C:" and in recognition of the dangers posed by climate change, Albuquerque has committed to meeting the Paris Agreement goals; and
WHEREAS, New Mexico is blessed with a unique culture and history, and our sovereign Tribes, Pueblos, and Hispanic land-grant communities have valuable and relevant traditions of stewarding the land; and
WHEREAS, New Mexico, being primarily an arid desert climate, is very dependent on water from snowmelt that is threatened by drought, wildfires, and other extreme weather events, and the city of Albuquerque is committed to taking all necessary steps to slow and ultimately halt the consequences of fossil fuel extraction and consumption; and
WHEREAS, global warming of approximately 1?C is already having a devastating effect on the Earth as attested by increased and intensifying wildfires, floods, rising seas, diseases, droughts, extreme weather, and mass migration of displaced persons; and
WHEREAS, climate change and the global overshoot of ecological limits are driving a mass extinction of species, which could devastate much of life on Earth for millions of years; and
WHEREAS, the United States of America has disproportionately contributed to the climate and ecological crises ...

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