Climate Action Plan Energy and Extreme Heat Forum
Tuesday, Feb. 26 from 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Pyle Center, 655 E. Southern Ave.
Please join us to provide input on how our city will take action on sustainable energy and tackle the challenge of extreme heat. The forum will provide an opportunity to brainstorm new ideas that businesses, residents and the city can embrace to ensure Tempe is prepared for the future. Energy actions can include increasing investment in renewable energy and energy upgrades in buildings. Actions to support extreme heat could include further investing in urban forestry, working to add shade and cool materials to buildings, and coordinating to ensure all Tempe residents are prepared for extreme heat.
Climate Action Plans help cities decide how to make investments and take actions to create lasting, positive environmental change. Once the Climate Action Plan is adopted, Tempe will have a defined path forward carbon neutrality and will continue to lead global cities in efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The plan will include specific strategies, goals, actions and supporting measures.
Tempe will focus climate action efforts on lowering carbon emissions in transportation and energy and adapting to extreme heat.
Tempe is working with residents, businesses and stakeholders on a Climate Action Plan, which will be considered by the Council in mid-2019. The plan will describe a shared roadmap for how the city would like to move forward by initially focusing on energy, emissions, transportation and extreme heat. An engaged community is a critical element in addressing climate change. Together, the team will be looking to the community for ideas and recommendations to ensure a plan is developed that is achievable and reflective of our city’s culture and values.