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Climate report: San Diego is nowhere close to meeting carbon reduction goals

San Diego's skyline is shown in this undated photo.
Milan Kovacevic
San Diego's skyline is shown in this undated photo.

Setting climate action goals is one thing, but achieving them is much more difficult.

That’s what San Diego County leaders are finding out as they evaluate the results of a new study.

Last year, the county commissioned a regional decarbonization study to determine if San Diego’s existing climate action measures put the region on track to achieve net-zero emissions by 2035.

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The answer is no, not by a long shot.

The study finds that additional policies will be needed to reach the goals, especially involving transportation and building.

In addition, further climate action changes may start to affect the way San Diegans work and live.

Scott Anders is the director of the Energy Policy Initiatives Center at the University of San Diego, which was involved in conducting the study for the county. He joined Midday Edition on Thursday with more on what researchers found.