Philadelphia, PA (December 15, 2009)- Pennsylvania has followed Philly’s lead with its own Climate Change Action Plan, hoping to meet a 30% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 2020. Programs in this plan include everything from Re-Light Pennsylvania (energy efficient light bulbs) to Eco-driving, to an urban forestry initiative.
Last month, Governor Rendell cited Pennsylvania as being single-handedly responsible for 1% of the world’s man-made greenhouse gas emissions. He addressed the potential dangers posed by climate change saying, “it threatens virtually every aspect of our lives; our infrastructure was designed around a stable climate; many industries like agriculture depend on variations in the seasons; and new diseases that once could not survive here will now be able to flourish in warmer temperatures.”
Climate Change Action Plan for Pennsylvania