Green Carpet event for release of ‘Somerville Climate Forward’ Climate Action Plan (The Somerville Times 11/12/18)
City setting ambitious agenda to reduce emissions and increase resilience to climate change.
Progressive plan sets short- and medium-term action steps to prepare for climate change, targets 13 action areas like stormwater management, electric vehicles, net-zero and resilient buildings, energy supply, tree canopy, and more.
To prepare for and reduce the effects of climate change, the City of Somerville has developed a comprehensive climate change plan, Somerville Climate Forward, which will officially be presented during a special “Green Carpet” event on Wednesday, November 28, at Somerville’s own global clean tech hub Greentown Labs.
The detailed climate change action plan was developed over the past 18 months with input from over 75 residents, City staff, and technical experts, and prioritizes 13 action areas that will advance Somerville’s progress toward its goal of being a carbon neutral and resilient city. The plan lays out short- and medium-term strategies to reduce Somerville’s contribution to climate change and to prepare the city for the unavoidable impacts of climate change, including increased risks from extreme heat and flooding. (read more)
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