2020 Climate Action Plan
The global climate is changing faster than at any time in modern history, presenting growing challenges to human health, quality of life, the economy, and natural systems. The City of Boynton Beach started planning for climate change a decade ago with the release of its first Climate Action Plan (CAP) in 2010 and adoption of the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact in 2012. In 2018, the City elevated its commitment to climate action by joining the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy.
The updated 2020 Climate Action Plan (CAP) offers a robust set of strategies and actions to reduce Boynton Beach’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. (Climate adaptation—i.e., preparing the community for the impacts of climate change—will be addressed in a separate plan.) The CAP reflects the latest science, aligns with international standards for GHG reduction, integrates the City’s strategic planning goals, and emphasizes the importance of ongoing, equitable community engagement.