The Environmental Management Commission (EMC) is charged with offering policy recommendations to the Mayor and City Council regarding environmental priorities, opportunities, and challenges for inclusion in the city’s five-year planning cycle. The EMC’s 2020 report provided policy recommendations across a broad spectrum of municipal environmental opportunities and concerns. The EMC’s 2021 Report focuses on our Climate Emergency. Record breaking heat, storms, drought, and ocean rise evidence the dangers before us. What we are seeing first-hand, and what we have to communicate to our communities, is that it is the system itself, how we live, and the relationships we have to each other and the natural world that is causing the crisis we face. We must embrace change.
By Environmental Management Commission of Kansas City Missouri. August 25, 2021.