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Tempe’s first climate action plan is ready for comment

Post Date:09/09/2019 4:10 PM

Tempe wants your input on the city’s first Climate Action Plan. Public comment is open now online at tempe.gov/forum. The public meeting will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 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 guideline to achieving the largest and most cost-effective solutions in conjunction with other Tempe goals and priorities. Having a CAP is critical to establish and create a sustainable and healthy community for the future residents of Tempe. The CAP helps to develop strategies to conserve resources and make quality of life improvements.

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 Transportation, Energy/Energy Efficiency, and Extreme heat through 12 actions.

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.

                                                                                                                                                                          

                                                          

Contact: Shannon Reed, City of Tempe, Public Information Officer

Shannon_reed@tempe.gov

480-350-8101

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