Flagstaff Climate Action and Adaptation Plan Update


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In connection with Earth Day, April typically sees a lot of community outreach for environmental sustainability initiatives. The Office of Sustainability presented updates to Council on the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP) last evening. Making this a community-shared plan is one of the stated goals of the CAAP. They will be holding a Climate Ambassador Training this evening from 5:30-8 pm at the East Flagstaff Library for those who would like to help lead in climate action and awareness. Attendees need to register with Lee.Bryant@flagstaffaz.gov
They will also be holding a series of work sessions with community groups and meet with every department of City staff to help reach the goals of the CAAP. Equity is a particularly important aspect of the CAAP, The Office of Sustainability is looking to integrate equity issues in all stages of implementation and encourages ideas from others to increase participation with vulnerable populations.
The CAAP implementation looks to reduce Flagstaff emissions by 60% from 2016 baseline measures by 2050. The Climate Action and Adaptation plan will be updated every five years and is expected to reach 80% reduction by 2050 as new technologies emerge and costs are reduced.