The Flagstaff community is taking climate action.
Explore our work below and find out how YOU can join us in action!
| Climate Action and Adaptation Plan
The ongoing development of Flagstaff's first Climate Action and Adaptation Plan, and how you can get involved.
| Resiliency and Preparedness
Find out what to expect in Flagstaff with our resiliency and preparedness study.
| Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting
Current work on greenhouse gas emissions reporting.
Learn more about our Climate Action Challenge and the Flagstaff Youth Climate Summit.
Flagstaff City Council Climate Action
The Flagstaff City Council has set a goal to take meaningful climate action in the 2019-2020 Council term.
- Continue implementation of the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (Climate Plan).
- Increase sustainability through the Climate Plan lens for all city services.
- Enhance community engagement on the Climate Plan.
The Sustainability Section has begun implementation of the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan, adopted in November 2018. The Section is working to build a framework to guide implementation within the municipal organization, and to increase capacity for climate action within the community.
On February 5th, 2019, the Flagstaff City Council adopted a resolution to join the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy. The City is committing alongside 177 other US cities, including Phoenix, to reduce our contribution to climate change and greenhouse gas emissions.
By joining the Covenant, Flagstaff pledges to implement policies and undertake measures to:
- Reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
- Prepare for the impacts of climate change.
- Increase access to sustainable energy.
- Track progress toward these objectives.
The Covenant of Mayors is the world’s largest alliance of cities and local governments with a shared long-term vision of promoting and supporting voluntary action to combat climate change and move to a low emission, climate resilient future. This coalition gathers over 800 million people in 9,000 cities (and counting) across 6 continents and 127 countries, representing 10.5% of the world’s population. Through the Global Covenant of Mayors, cities and local governments are voluntarily committing to fight climate change, mirroring the commitments their national governments have set to ensure the Paris Agreement goals are met.
Joining the Global Covenant of Mayors reinforces the City of Flagstaff’s commitment to climate action, and completes the first action item identified in the Flagstaff Climate Action and Adaptation Plan Implementation Strategy (action IM-1-A). Check out Flagstaff's profile on the Global Covenant of Mayors website HERE.
Contact: For more information please contact Jenny Niemann at (928) 213-2150 or email JNiemann@flagstaffaz.com.
In a unanimous vote at the September 5th 2017 City Council meeting, Flagstaff became Arizona’s first city to call for national revenue-neutral carbon fee and dividend legislation.
The City Council resolution urges Congress to assess a steadily increasing fee on carbon at the point of fossil fuel extraction; return the net revenue to American households on an equitable basis; and incorporate a border adjustment that levels the playing field for trade with countries without an equivalent tax.
A carbon fee and dividend places a fee on fossil fuels at the source (a mine, well, or port). All revenue from this fee, minus a small administrative portion, is returned to households equally.
For more information on the carbon fee and dividend, watch the recorded livestream of the September 5, 2017 Council discussion on this topic: http://flagstaffaz.swagit.com/play/09052017-2960/#33
Mayor Coral Evans has joined with over 200 other U.S. Mayors to adopt, honor and uphold the landmark Paris Climate Agreement. The City of Flagstaff is committed to a clean energy economy that will strengthen our community, create jobs, improve health, and protect the natural landscape that all Flagstaff residents know and love.