Miami Forever Carbon Neutral



In January 2020, Mayor Francis Suarez announced a carbon neutrality goal of reaching net zero City-wide greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Miami Forever Carbon Neutral is the City’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan (GHG Plan) and is a roadmap to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 in the community, strengthen the local economy, and enhance climate justice. On the trajectory to its net zero emissions by 2050 goal, the City set an interim target of 60% reductions below 2018 levels by 2035. These goals are for citywide emission reductions, which includes emissions from City operations as well as entities that operate within the City but are outside the City’s direct control like private businesses and some Miami-Dade County services.

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In January 2020, City of Miami joined the C40 Cities network and Mayor Francis Suarez announced a carbon neutrality goal of reaching net zero City-wide greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. This goal is alignment with the globally accepted Paris Climate Agreement aiming to “keep global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels” and “pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C” which will significantly reduce the severity of climate change impacts and assure a better quality of life for generations to come, especially when compared to taking no action.

In addition, City of Miami has declared a climate emergency, urging the State of Florida and the United States & government to declare a climate emergency, and requested regional collaboration on an immediate emergency mobilization effort to restore a safe climate. The Miami Forever Carbon Neutral plan serves to address the climate emergency and lay out a plan for the City to make ambitious and necessary greenhouse gas emission reductions.

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The City has committed to a 60% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 2018 levels by 2035 in order to remain on track to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. We cannot achieve this impressive and necessary reduction alone – it will take the cooperation of all City departments in addition to private sector, FPL, TECO/FCG, the State and Federal government to assist and meet their promises. A breakdown of the GREEN goals the City is pursuing to achieve a 60% greenhouse gas reduction by 2035: 

  • Getting Around Miami
    • Objective: 15% less trips in private vehicles by 2035 
  • Renewable Energy
    • Objective: 100% carbon-free electricity by 2035
    • Objective: 35% reduction in on-site natural gas by 2035
  • Electric Vehicles
    • Objective: 40% of registered vehicles are electric vehicles by 2035
  • Energy Efficiency
    • Objective: Improve energy efficiency in buildings to decrease overall energy consumption and support achievement of Goal 2: Renewable Energy 
  • New Green Economy
    • Objective: Grown the Green Economy Ecosystem
    • Objective: Recruit and Retain a Green Workforce
    • Objective: Open Occupational Pathways
    • Objective: Welcome and Support Green Industry