Three Open Houses for the public to review the draft Plan were held October 4th - 11th.
We will review the draft Plan with the Flagstaff City Council at a 3rd Council work session on October 23rd, 2018 at 6pm.
Special Council meeting location: Coconino Community College, Lone Tree Commons, 2800 South Lone Tree Road. Review the City Council agendas to see where on the agenda the Climate Plan discussion will fall.
Feel free to email us if you have any questions or concerns.
Climate Plans are comprehensive road maps that outline the specific activities that a community will take to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change.
The Flagstaff Climate Action and Adaptation Plan will create a strategy for coordinating climate preparedness and emissions reductions activities. The Plan will take into account the projected climate changes in Northern Arizona, Flagstaff's greenhouse gas emissions, community vulnerabilities, and the priorities, ideas and concerns of Flagstaff residents. The Plan will recommend the actions that achieve the greatest emission reductions or improve community resiliency.
In January 2017, the Flagstaff City Council set a goal to take meaningful climate action, one of the core goals for their 2017-2019 term. Development of the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan is an integral component of meaningful climate action and a best practice for municipalities that want to reduce emissions and prepare for climate change.
Understanding a community's vulnerability to climate change impacts is just the first step. Creating a Plan to move forward and address vulnerabilities with a sustainable mindset in necessary for preparing for future climate conditions.
In Flagstaff, climate change is impacting temperatures, snow pack, water availability and wildlife risk. These changes threaten Flagstaff's natural resources, economy, infrastructure and quality of life. The Climate Action and Adaptation Plan will be a strategic road map to guide the Flagstaff community in preparing for climate risks, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and protecting the well-being of residents for decades to come.
After the October Open Houses and fall Council work sessions, all feedback will be used to edit the final draft of the Plan.
A final Plan will be presented for consideration by the City Council on November 20th.
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