- Climate Plan
Flagstaff's Climate Action & Adaptation Plan
The Flagstaff Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (PDF) is a road map for how Flagstaff will prepare for and respond to climate change.
Review the entire Plan (PDF), or specific sections:
Based upon CDC recommendations, April's Coffee and Climate gathering will not be taking place in person. Keep an eye on Flagstaff Sustainability Program social media for updates on alternative opportunities for conversation.
Join Us for Coffee
Coffee and Climate is held on the second Friday of each month to discuss climate change in Flagstaff, Climate Plan updates, and pressing climate news. Drop by for an informal conversation with Sustainability Program staff and stay for just a few minutes, or the entire hour!
- Date: May 8th and July 10th
- Time: 9 to 10 am
- Location: Firecreek Coffee Company 22 W Historic Route 66 Flagstaff AZ 86001
- Date: June 12th and August 14th
- Time: 9 to 10 am
- Location: White Dove Coffee Shop 2211 E 7th Street Flagstaff AZ 86004
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Climate Plans are comprehensive road maps that outline the specific activities that a community will take to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change.
The Flagstaff Climate Action and Adaptation Plan will create a strategy for coordinating climate preparedness and emissions reductions activities. The Plan will take into account the projected climate changes in Northern Arizona, Flagstaff's greenhouse gas emissions, community vulnerabilities, and the priorities, ideas and concerns of Flagstaff residents. The Plan will recommend the actions that achieve the greatest emission reductions or improve community resiliency.
We aim to build a plan that will rally the community around strong climate actions that have multiple community benefits. Learn more about climate change in Arizona, or explore other cities' climate action plans.
In January 2017, the Flagstaff City Council set a goal to take meaningful climate action, one of the core goals for their 2017 to 2019 term. Development of the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan is an integral component of meaningful climate action and a best practice for municipalities that want to reduce emissions and prepare for climate change.
Understanding a community's vulnerability to climate change impacts is just the first step. Creating a Plan to move forward and address vulnerabilities with a sustainable mindset in necessary for preparing for future climate conditions.
In Flagstaff, climate change is impacting temperatures, snow pack, water availability and wildlife risk. These changes threaten Flagstaff's natural resources, economy, infrastructure and quality of life. The Climate Action and Adaptation Plan will be 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.
These documents set a foundation for the Plan:
- The Climate Profile, describing the climate changes Flagstaff is likely to see.
- A Vulnerability Assessment, describing how these changes will impact Flagstaff, including our health, economy, infrastructure and more.