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City of Phoenix seeking public’s input on Climate Action Plan update

Jul 8, 2020, 4:35 AM | Updated: 7:17 am
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(Facebook photo/City of Phoenix)
(Facebook photo/City of Phoenix)

PHOENIX — The city of Phoenix has asked residents to submit their ideas and comments regarding an update to the Climate Action Plan.

Phoenix first adopted CAP in 2009 to plot a course of action for the city’s reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

The city’s goal is to complete CAP updates by year’s end in part due to Phoenix having joined C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group earlier this year.

“One of those things that C40 cities require is completion … or an updated climate action plan by the end of this year,” Environment Program Coordinator Roseanne Albright told KTAR News 92.3 FM on Tuesday.

Albright added that Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego’s dedication to the Paris Climate Agreement was also contributing to the effort to update CAP.

To provide the city with feedback, those interested can take an online quiz that takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. Questions focus primarily respondents’ attitudes toward climate change and various courses of potential action.

“The City of Phoenix will be developing an update to this plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions throughout the entire community,” according to an online statement from the city of Phoenix.

“The 2020 CAP will address emissions from building energy, transportation, waste generation and water consumption. The measures and actions outlined in the 2020 CAP will also tie into the City’s existing 2050 Sustainability Goals.”

The city of Phoenix aims to be a completely carbon-neutral city, operating solely on clean energy by 2060.

By 2050, it is the city’s goal to ensure all new buildings are net positive regarding energy use and materials.

When adopted in 2009, CAP established the goal of reducing Phoenix’s greenhouse gas emissions to 5% below the 2005 levels by 2015. In 2012, the city achieved a 7.2% decrease in greenhouse gas emissions.

KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Ali Vetnar contributed to this report.

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City of Phoenix seeking public’s input on Climate Action Plan update