Climate Action Planning
Climate action planning is a strategic approach to address the impacts of climate change. It involves creating a plan to both reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to adapt to climate-related challenges like extreme weather and rising temperatures. Climate action planning is essential for a sustainable and resilient future, ensuring that environmental concerns drive decision-making and policy development.
City/County Climate Action Planning — Climate action planning for municipalities is a comprehensive and strategic approach to address the challenges posed by climate change and to create more sustainable, resilient, and environmentally friendly urban environments. Such planning is crucial as cities are not only major contributors to greenhouse gas emissions but are also highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. A well-designed climate action plan for a city typically encompasses the following key components:
- Assessment of climate drivers and key vulnerabilities
- Inventory of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
- GHG reduction targets and strategies
- Resilience and adaptation strategies
- Community engagement and outreach
We are familiar with Washington’s new climate law, HB 1181, and have the expertise to lead local governments in the process of adding the new climate element to their comprehensive plans.
Tribal Climate Action Planning – Climate action planning for tribes involves the development and implementation of strategies and policies to address the unique environmental and cultural challenges faced by Indigenous communities in the face of climate change. These plans are tailored to the specific needs, traditions, and priorities of each tribe. In the case of tribal climate planning, Measure Meant works in partnership with tribal representatives to provide capacity and expertise in the planning process.