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For the United Nations Sustainable Cities Initiative, Goal #13 is climate action.

For Baltimore, the indicators identified by the University of Baltimore to date for this goal are as follows:

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Gases include carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide and hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons, sulfur hexafluoride, and nitrogen trifluoride. The lower the greenhouse gas emissions, the less the human contributions to climate change.

GHG

Number of Excessive Heat Code Red Days

A measurement of the number of days with extremely high temperatures within one year. The fewer the Code Red days, the lower the risks to human health.

CodeRed

 

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Goal 13 Global Targets

13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate related hazards and natural disasters in all countries.

13.2 Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies, and planning.

13.3 Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning.

Learn more about this goal via the United Nations.

Last Published 2/24/17