Take climate action at the Sustainability Symposium

By Katie Bartolotta

Posted May 1, 2019

This week, Governor Tom Wolf, members of his cabinet, and members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly announced Pennsylvania’s continued commitment to meet the greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal of the Paris Agreement and released the commonwealth’s updated Climate Action Plan.

Pennsylvania’s Climate Action Plan 2018 outlines 100 specific actions that the commonwealth can take in pursuit of its goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 26 percent by 2025 and by 80 percent by 2050, from 2005 levels and to adapt to a changing climate.

To avoid the most devastating impacts of climate change, the science is clear on how quickly we have to act. We have a little more than a decade to ramp up programs, policies, technologies, and investments in cutting global carbon emissions by 2030 and leadership from Pennsylvania, one of the top energy-producing states in the country, is essential.

Interested in learning more about how to engage with Pennsylvania’s state climate goals?

This Friday, several of Green Building United’s 2019 Sustainability Symposium sessions will specifically address the policies that Pennsylvania must enact or scale to meet its emission reduction goals, the steps Pennsylvania has already taken, as well as the need for a state-specific climate action plan.

Revelant Sessions

Why does Pennsylvania need a climate action plan?

What legislative actions has Pennsylvania already taken?


Recommendation: Update building codes 


Recommendation: Increase Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard (AEPS) Tier 1 targets, and further increase in-state generation and use of renewables

Recommendation: Invest in and promote building-scale solar


Recommendation: Support community solar legislation and develop model local ordinances

2019 Sustainability Symposium Program 

We hope to see you this Friday!


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