The City of Chelsea has pledged to be part of Cities Race to Zero

Race To Zero is a global campaign to rally leadership and support from businesses, cities, regions, investors for a healthy, resilient, zero carbon recovery that prevents future threats, creates decent jobs, and unlocks inclusive, sustainable growth.

Joining Cities Race to Zero is the latest effort in Chelsea to improve the quality of the climate and living conditions in the City. Chelsea’s participation in the program features a variety of commitments including creating a more inclusive society, creating green and healthy streets, reducing air pollution and ensuring clean air, developing zero carbon buildings, moving towards resilient and sustainable energy systems, advancing towards zero waste, creating sustainable food systems, divesting from fossil fuels, and moving towards resilient and sustainable construction systems.

Chelsea has joined over 700 cities around the world in a pledge to halve carbon emissions by 2030 – and reach net-zero emissions in the 2040s or sooner – to ensure a green and just recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The City acknowledges the current state of the national and global climate, and through this pledge, commits itself to putting climate considerations as a priority in urban decision-making conversations. The City is committed to creating a thriving and equitable community for all its residents.

Pledging to Cities Race to Zero is another example of the City’s commitment to climate change. Recently, residents have been encouraged to provide feedback regarding air quality in Chelsea. The City has also partnered with various entities to support energy-saving programs. Urban heat island mitigation projects have also been ongoing throughout the City this year.