Providence is at a climate crossroads. While the world made collective progress over the last month in meeting our global climate goals, at the end of the day, just like politics, our climate challenges are local. We have a unique city, with buildings, transportation systems and neighborhoods that will bear the brunt of severe weather wrought by climate change — if we do not act locally to make our city more resilient. And act now.
Last week, COP26 brought the world together once again to accelerate a global response. This important meeting of world leaders was followed by Congress and the Biden administration making a $47-billion down-payment on climate resiliency in the infrastructure bill.