City of Columbus
United States

Population: 835957
Area of jurisdiction: 577.85 km2


  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: n/a 40% by 2030 (2005)
Baseline scenario (BAU) GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Fixed-level GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Carbon intensity reduction target: n/a n/a
Renewable energy target: n/a n/a
Energy efficiency target: n/a n/a
Government and Community: CO2(e) targets


Community GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e
Government GHG Emissions
Total ( 2013 ):  3,612,910 tCO2e

Other available GHG inventories: 2005, 2013

Mitigation actions

Get Green Annual Progress Report
After launching RecyColumbus, the most celebrated project in the history of the Get Green Columbus initiative, we were challenged to continue to impress the community in 2013. This challenge was met with the launch of CoGo Bike Share, car sharing services and announcement of the expansion of the residential recycling program among other successes described in detail throughout this report. Start year 2013
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
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Get Green Columbus - 2012 Progress Report
This report is produced each year to update the residents of Columbus with the progress the city is making towards reaching ongoing goals under the Get Green Columbus initiative. Start year 2012
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
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Get Green Columbus Initiative - Green Memo 2010
"Mayor Michael B. Coleman launched the “Get Green Columbus” initiative January 28, 2005. A “Green Memo” was issued outlining a series of strategies to both meet economic development goals and ensure a healthier environment. The document provides a policy framework for our community as we come together to address these goals. It outlines changes in city operations to improve efficiency and environmental sensitivity. It also directs our agencies to use the City’s purchasing power and investment incentives to encourage job creation." Start year 2005
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Adaptation actions