The City of Phoenix Aviation Department has set the ambitious goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2040. To help achieve this goal, the City engaged Cadmus to develop the Roadmap to Net Zero Carbon.
The Roadmap builds on decades of climate protection efforts by the City and the Aviation Department as a demonstrated leader in the aviation industry. It identifies short-, medium-, and long-term strategies for the Aviation Department to reach its net zero carbon goal. Key strategic recommendations include:
- Development of a carbon-free energy system – the single most important strategy in the short-term, as electricity accounts for nearly 90% of Aviation Department emissions
- Reducing electricity demand through implementing high-impact energy conservation measures, developing additional on-site solar, and financing renewable energy
- Addressing emission sources that are more difficult to decarbonize, such as airport-owned fleet vehicles, natural gas used in buildings, refrigerants, and airport staff business travel, before pursuing carbon removal technologies for residual emissions
- Developing partnerships on emission reduction initiatives
- Maintaining the net zero carbon status long-term to ensure a sustained approach
Click below to read the report and learn more about the City’s path toward achieving net zero carbon by 2040.
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