Miami Mayor Francis Suarez Celebrating Earth Day With Series Of Climate Change Initiatives

The initiatives include the city's newly updated greenhouse gas reduction plan and stormwater master plan.

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- City of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez also celebrating Earth Day with the announcement of a series of climate and environmental initiatives. Among them, the city's newly updated greenhouse gas reduction plan and storm water master plan.

FRANCIS SUAREZ: This plan primarily focuses on our short term interim target of reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by 60% below 2018 levels by 2035. And we'll get there by tackling our largest sources of emissions, particularly our increasing energy consumption and on road transportation.

- The mayor says he hopes the initiatives will not only benefit residents and wildlife but drive the economy forward as south Florida moves towards going green. We'll have more on the local fight against climate change ahead on CBS 4 news at 6:00.