Climate Action Plan

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Overview

The City is developing its first Climate Action Plan to create a roadmap for reducing citywide greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for the impacts of climate change. Development of the Plan started in the spring of 2021, and it is expected to be adopted by City Council in December 2021. The Plan will provide actions and policies the City will take to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in buildings, transportation and waste, and protect its natural areas while adapting to the impacts of climate change.

The City will update its climate related goals and targets as a part of the planning process. The Climate Action Plan will be a resource to City staff, elected officials and residents for what the City and community should do to reach its targets.

Background

The City and several partner organizations hosted a Community Convening on Climate in July of 2020. The Convening resulted in a list of Recommendations to address climate change with the first being the creation of a Climate Action Plan to help focus the City’s climate efforts and prioritize actions. The other recommendations will be evaluated in the climate planning process.

The City will also leverage much of the planning work that it has already done though the Mobility Master Plan, Sustainable Building Action Strategy and Parks Strategic Plan.

The City is working with Cascadia Consulting to create the Plan. In addition, the Office of Sustainability is collaborating with the Public Works, Parks & Community Services and Community Planning & Development departments to develop the Plan.

Stay Connected 

The City will conduct several public engagement sessions starting in July 2021. To stay connected on this project, subscribe to the “Sustainability” category via the City’s Notify Me tool.