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Tempe’s first climate action plan is ready for comment

Post Date:08/29/2019 4:01 PM

Tempe wants your input on the city’s first Climate Action Plan. Public comment is open now online at tempe.gov/forum. The first public meeting will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 10, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Tempe Public Library, 3500 S. Rural Road, in the lower level.

A Climate Action Plan (CAP) serves as a guideline for the City of Tempe’s path to a sustainable and resilient future. It is a detailed framework for measuring and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and climate change impacts. The CAP is a framework to achieve the largest and most cost-effective solutions to combat climate change in conjunction with other Tempe goals and priorities. The CAP helps to develop strategies to conserve resources and make quality of life improvements for Tempeans now and in the future.

Tempe’s first Climate Action Plan is an opportunity for Tempe to take local action on global climate change. Tempe can be a climate action leader in Arizona by reducing its GHG emissions and adapting to a changing climate. The CAP strives to reduce GHG emissions and create resilience through the three content areas of Energy, Transportation, and Extreme heat through 12 actions.

Two additional opportunities for in-person public comment are:

Saturday, Sept. 7 at ASU’s Student Pavilion, 400 E Orange St, Tempe, AZ 85287 during the lunch break for the Arizona Youth Climate Summit from Noon to 1 p.m.

And

Saturday, Sept. 21 at “The Cloud” at Kiwanis Park 5233 S Ash Ave, Tempe, AZ 85283 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

To review the final plan and give comments, please attend the Climate Action Plan review meeting on Sept. 10 or comment online through Sept. 22, 2019, at www.tempe.gov/forum.

For more information about Tempe’s Climate Action Plan or Sustainable Tempe, visit tempe.gov/ClimateAction or tempe.gov/SustainableTempe.

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