Flagstaff's First Climate Action and Adaptation Plan

Flagstaff is creating its first Climate Plan.

This plan will serve as a roadmap for how Flagstaff prepares for, and responds to climate change.

Basic timeline:

  • November 2017: The City began the planning process, collaborating with community partners and residents..
  • July 2018: We produced our first Plan Draft, for community feedback.
  • November 2018: We will provide a Final Plan to the Flagstaff City Council for their consideration.

These documents set a foundation for the Plan:

  • The Climate Profile, describing the climate changes Flagstaff is likely to see.
  • A Vulnerability Assessment, describing how these changes will impact Flagstaff, including our health, economy, infrastructure and more.

Where are we now? 

We have developed a Plan Draft. This Plan Draft includes the following sections:

We will review the Plan Draft with the Flagstaff City Council at the following Council work sessions:

  • September 25th, 2018
  • October 9th, 2018
  • October 23rd, 2018, if needed

All work sessions begin at 6:00 pm, at the Flagstaff City Hall.

What's new:

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How to get involved this Summer:

Coffee and Climate: August

Tuesday, July 7th
8:00 am - 9:00 am

Drop by during the hour to discuss the Climate Plan with City Staff! Bring your questions, as there's no set agenda.

FireCreek Coffee
22 Historic Rte 66
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

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What's next?

  • After the July Open Houses, we will edit the Plan proposals for goals, strategies and actions according to community feedback.
  • This will all be compiled into the first draft of the Plan, which will be delivered to the community in September.
  • A final Plan will be presented for consideration by the City Council in November.

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We send a monthly Climate Plan newsletter and updates about upcoming events.

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

What is a Climate Plan?

Climate Plans are comprehensive roadmaps 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 roadmap to coordinate 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.

We aim to build a plan that will rally the community around strong climate action that have multiple community benefits. Learn more about climate change in Arizona, or explore other cities' climate action plans.


Public Input So Far

Here's what we heard from the Community in January

View our Public Input Summary for the January Open House and the Community Forum. For more details:

  • Check out the Open House presentation, educational materials and display boards here.
  • See the Community Forum topic to view more results about climate change concerns, priorities, and actions. Over 150 community members contributed their ideas!

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Disclaimer: 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.