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November 12, 2021

City of Houston Launches Second Annual Houston Climate Week

From November 15 - 19, 2021, the Mayor’s Office of Resilience and Sustainability will host the second annual virtual Houston Climate Week. With the support of University of Houston-Downtown and IHS Markit, the week-long virtual conference will update the public on the implementation of both Resilient Houston and the Houston Climate Action Plan. The event will provide a platform for local experts to discuss critical policy concerns to aging infrastructure as well as issues of inequity.

The virtual conference will host a series of 45-minute panels each day addressing key components of the regional plans. Speakers include leaders from the City of Houston, the University of Houston-Downtown, University of Houston, elected officials, local government agencies, the energy industry, local and national not-for-profit organizations, academia, and stakeholder groups.

To register for the free conference, please visit https://bit.ly/3ERlp6i.

The Houston Climate Week schedule is below. All sessions will be held in the afternoon at 1 p.m., 3 p.m., or 6 p.m. to make the conference more accessible to Houstonians of all ages.

Monday, November 15:

  • 1 PM: Opening Session: Climate Change & Adaptation – Framing the Discussion 
  • 3 PM: Not Cool? – A Discussion on Urban Heat and Resilience 
  • 6 PM: Reforming Assistance Programs: Combining Home Repair and Weatherization to Address the Equity Gap 

Tuesday, November 16:

  • 1 PM: Charged Up: Houston Leaders Electrifying our Transportation System  
  • 6 PM: Talking Trash: How to Reduce Landfill Waste and Accelerate the Circular Economy? 

Wednesday, November 17:

  • 1 PM: Energy 2.0: More Green Jobs and Economic Development Opportunities for Houston 
  • 6 PM: Community and Youth Climate Action: Voices of the Next Generation of Houstonians 

Thursday, November 18:

  • 1 PM: Never Again: Pathways to a Green and Resilient Texas Grid  
  • 6 PM: Taking Back the Streets: Designing Cities for People, Not Cars 

Friday, November 19:

  • 1 PM: Inclusive Excellence, the Way Forward: A Critical Conversation on Environmental Justice and Sustainability 
  • 3 PM: Federal Infrastructure Plan: Opportunities for Houston, Climate Adaptation, and the Future 

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About the Mayor's Office of Resilience and Sustainability
The Mayor’s Office of Resilience and Sustainability is responsible for implementing Resilient Houston and the Houston Climate Action Plan (CAP). Together, these documents provide a clear framework to foster the growth of a Houston that is both a healthy place to live, as well as an equitable, inclusive, and affordable city that leads in climate mitigation and adaptation and offers a transformative economy that builds forward. To learn more about the CAP or Resilient Houston, visit www.greenhoustontx.gov.