Pittsburgh Climate Initiative
PEC works collaboratively with other organizations towards Pittsburgh’s 20 percent greenhouse gas reduction goal.
PEC is an active member of the Pittsburgh Climate Initiative (PCI), a collaborative of government, business, community, and higher education partners working together to implement the Pittsburgh Climate Action Plan.
PEC has been involved in PCI since is creation in 2008 and served as the convener between 2012-15, supporting the Sustainability Office of the City of Pittsburgh. PCI was created to guide implementation of the Pittsburgh Climate Action Plan, Version 1.0. This plan established a local greenhouse gas reduction target of 20 percent below 2003 emissions by 2023. It outlines recommendations for achieving this reduction under four sectors: Community, Government, Business, and Higher Education.
PEC’s involvement has included efforts to begin city-wide planning for climate adaptation and community resiliency, and convening a series of sustainable transportation meetings in partnership with the Mayor’s Office to determine strategies for addressing the 25 percent of greenhouse gas emissions resulting from transportation. We currently participate in the Energy and Utilities sub-committee for the creation of PCAP 3.0.