The City has released its report, Accelerating Iowa City’s Climate Actions, in response to a request by the Iowa City City Council.

The report is now available in its entirety on the City's website.

On Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, the Council declared a Climate Crisis in response to the latest climate science research that was issued since the completion of the Iowa City Climate Action and Adaption in September of 2018.

The Council requested this report come from the City Manager’s Office, due 100 days after the declaration of the Climate Crisis. The report includes 64 actions that accelerate the path to meet the City’s new carbon reduction goals, set on Aug. 6, of 45% by 2030, and net zero by 2050.

The report highlights the necessity of a comprehensive and immediate strategy to implement in the next decade, as well as potential funding sources that will be considered for this work. The actions include education, incentives, regulations, City policies, and projects with calculations of what the community and municipality must commit to in order to reach these goals.

The report emphasizes that the reduction of local carbon emissions has to focus on actions taken by community members, especially regarding existing industrial and commercial buildings, residences, and transportation.  

For more information on the City's Climate Action goals, visit

Date of publication

Friday, November 15, 2019