Salt Lake City

Target as reflected in the U.S.-China Climate Leaders Declaration: 

2015 Target: Reduce greenhouse gas emissions from community by 10%, to 4.7 million tons annually, through transportation and energy strategies.

  • Achieve 15% GHG Reduction from Municipal Operations by 2015 (83,536 tons) - 2008 baseline.
  • In 2008, Mayor Becker and the Salt Lake City Council signed a joint resolution committing that the City will work to reduce its municipal carbon footprint 20% below the 2005 level by 2020; 50% below the 2005 level by 2040; and, 80% below the 2005 level by 2050.
  • By 2020, 50% of all energy used for municipal operations will come from renewable resources.