Climate Action Goals for Amherst

The League supports Amherst Town Council's recent unanimous decision to accept the climate action goals recommended by the Energy and Climate Action Committee:

  • Reduce Town-wide greenhouse gas emissions by 50% below FY2016 levels by 2030, with an interim goal of 25% reduction by 2025.
  • Be carbon neutral no later than 2050.
  • Be prepared to achieve carbon neutrality as early as 2030 by planning and advocating for state and federal action and taking advantage of technological advances.

These goals accord with the Climate Emergency Resolution, which was passed at the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts (LWVMA) 2019 Convention. This resolution calls on the LWVMA Board and local Leagues "to advocate for declarations of 'Climate Emergency' and urgent relevant action by state and local governments."