Climate Action Planning

Climate change is a global problem, but the problem begins locally. Consequently, one of the most effective ways for us to mitigate our contributions to climate change is to take action locally. Changing the way we build and operate our cities can have major effects on greenhouse gas emissions

Climate action plans are comprehensive roadmaps that outline the specific activities that an organization, agency, or community will undertake to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Climate action plans build upon the information gathered by greenhouse gas inventories and generally focus on those activities that can achieve the relatively greatest emission reductions in the most cost effective manner. The individual characteristics of each community’s economy, resource base, and political structure provide different opportunities for dealing with climate change.

paleBLUEdot provides services to organizations, agencies, and local governments to develop a detailed Climate Action Plan.  This planning process results in a detailed implementation plan with targeted emission reductions for emissions from all sectors of your community including electricity and natural gas consumption, transportation, water use, and municipal solid waste.

 GHG emissions reduction mapping allows a community to identify long-range emissions reductions goals and establish interim goals. Reduction maps identify the emission targets for all of the sub-categories of emission types and provide the backbone for the climate action planning and strategy identification and prioritization.

GHG emissions reduction mapping allows a community to identify long-range emissions reductions goals and establish interim goals. Reduction maps identify the emission targets for all of the sub-categories of emission types and provide the backbone for the climate action planning and strategy identification and prioritization.

Climate Action in City Comprehensive Planning
This example of climate action planning within community “comp plans” includes content developed by paleBLUEdot llc integrated into a comprehensive plan produced by another firm.