Flagstaff's Climate Action and Adaptation Plan
The Climate Action and Adaptation Plan will serve as a road map for how Flagstaff prepares for, and responds to, climate change.
View the proposed Plan here.
This Plan will be presented to the Flagstaff City Council, for adoption via resolution, on November 20th, 2018.
... at City Council!
We will present the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan to City Council at the November 20th City Council Meeting. A resolution adopting the Plan will be presented to Council for their consideration at this time.
The meeting starts at 6:00 pm, but we recommend you review the City Council agendas to see where on the agenda the Climate Plan discussion will fall.
... for coffee!
Coffee & Climate is an informal event held each month to talk abotu climate change in Flagstaff and the Climate Plan. Drop by for an informal conversation with staff.
We just held the November Coffee & Climate on November 16th, but will post here soon with the December date and location! (Sign up for the newsletter below to be notified.)
... or online!
Sign up for the Climate Plan newsletter. We send a monthly newsletter to update the community on the Climate Plan.
To sign up for this newsletter and update list, fill out this short form here.
Have questions or want to chat? Feel free to contact us.
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 2017-2019 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.