Flagstaff Climate Action and Adaption Plan
The adopted Flagstaff Climate Action and Adaptation Plan serves as a road map for how Flagstaff prepares for, and responds to, climate change. It took effect in November 2018, and is being used to design budgets and strategy, as well as spark community conversations throughout the city. The plan is ambitious, and aims to:
- Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% over 2016 baseline
- Make sure that Flagstaff’s neighborhoods, resources and economy are more resilient to climate change impacts.
- Address climate change impacts in a manner that prioritizes those most impacted.
The plan notes that “climate change is bringing changes in temperature, snow pack, water availability, and wildfire risk to Flagstaff. These changes threaten Flagstaff’s natural resources, economy, infrastructure, and quality of life.”
The plan provides a strategic road map to guide the Flagstaff community in preparing for climate risks, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and protecting the well-being of residents for decades to come.
June 18, 2019