Flagstaff's First Climate Action and Adaptation Plan

Flagstaff CAAP Open House Poster_with links

What is a Climate Plan?

The Climate Action and Adaptation Plan will create a roadmap for the Flagstaff community to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to a changing climate.

The Climate Plan will build upon the information gathered on projected climate changes in Arizona, Flagstaff's greenhouse gas emissions, community vulnerabilities, and the priorities, ideas and concerns we hear from Flagstaff residents. The Plan will focus on activities that achieve the greatest emission reductions or do the most to increase our community preparedness, in the most cost-effective manner.

We aim to build a plan that will rally the community around strong climate actions that have measurable benefits for the community. Learn more about climate change in Arizona, or explore other cities' climate action plans. For a more local take, check out the Grand Canyon Trust's Climate Plan explainer here.

How do I get involved?

Climate Plan Open House: Wednesday, January 24th.

5:30 - 8:00 pm at the Flagstaff Aquaplex.
Drop in any time! There will be interactive stations for you to learn about the Plan and provide feedback.

We will be giving away two free home energy audits (a $99 value) as door prizes!

See the flyer above or click here for the facebook event.

Climate Plan Survey

Can't make the Open House but have ideas for Climate Action? Check out the Flagstaff Community Forum and fill out the survey to provide your input.

Join Us: Coffee and Climate Monthly Meet-Ups

Want to talk to City staff about climate change in Flagstaff or the upcoming Climate Plan? Stop by our coffee and climate sessions, held in the second week of every month. We will visit a different Flagstaff coffee shop each month.

Coffee and Climate
Saturday, February 10th
Location: Kickstand Kafe, 719 N Humphreys St, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sign Up for the Climate Plan Newsletter!

We send a monthly Climate Plan newsletter and updates about upcoming events. Check out our January update.

To sign up for this newsletter and update list, fill out this short form here.

What's happening now?

The Climate Plan Team officially started the planning process in late October 2017. Some highlights of our work so far:

  • We created a Community Engagement Strategy to set a strategic direction for our public communications. This strategy outlines seven different ways we will work with community members to get input on this plan. Check out the strategy here.
  • We formed a Steering Committee of community members and City staff will guide the development of the Climate Plan.Visit the Steering Committee page to learn more about the Committee's role and their upcoming meetings.
  • We've planned our first Community Open House and Coffee and Climate events.
  • We've begun researching historical climate trends in Flagstaff and Coconino County, and are working to develop climate projections to better understand what climate change in Flagstaff will look like in the future.
  1. Plan Goals
  2. Why Now?
  3. Plan Timeline
  4. Climate Action in FLG

As part of the Flagstaff City Council's goal to take meaningful climate action, City staff will work with community members, local businesses, and partner institutions to develop Flagstaff's first Climate Action and Adaptation Plan.

The Flagstaff Climate Action and Adaptation Plan will:

  • Be a community plan, informed by the input and priorities of Flagstaff residents.
  • Help Flagstaff residents, neighborhoods and businesses prepare for and adapt to changes in our climate.
  • Set goals to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions while providing community benefits.
  • Identify actions that will save money, protect community assets, and ensure quality of life amidst change.
  • Be unique to Flagstaff’s unique economy, indigenous and scientific communities, and climate.
  • Be developed from a foundation of equity and the enhancement of community well-being.
  • Encourage action by the City, businesses, institutions, non-profits and residents.

This list was developed by a group of stakeholders who were interested in crafting the plan, who met this spring. This group developed goals for how we engage Flagstaff residents, incorporate different types of information, and make this plan unique to Flagstaff.

To learn more about what Climate Action and Adaptation Plans are, you can view resources here.

Click on the Why Now?, Plan Timeline, and Climate Action in FLG buttons above to learn more.



Neither the Climate program nor any of its partners endorse a particular business, company or any organization through the Climate Plan website. Neither the Climate program nor any of its partners make any warranty, expressed or implied, or assume any legal liability or responsibility, for the businesses, organizations, products or processes identified or disclosed in the Climate Plan website.