GHG Emissions Reduction Goal

Adopted on July 1, 2019: The City of Charlottesville adopts the goal of 45% reduction in community-wide greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 target from its 2011 inventory year, and the goal of carbon neutrality by 2050.


Public comment was open February through March 17, 2019 to inform a staff presentation and draft recommendation of a reduction goal to Council as part of the May 6, 2019 City Council meeting. Following the May 6th presentation, public comment was accepted through May 31, 2019 on the draft recommendations and to inform a proposal to City Council on July 1, 2019.