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File #: 17-297    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/27/2017 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 10/3/2017 Final action:
Title: Community Climate Action Plan Implementation Update PURPOSE: The purpose of this item is to update the Board on Community Climate Action Plan implementation efforts.
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Implementation Plan Overview, 2. Attachment B - Progress Update for Board 10-3-17
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Community Climate Action Plan Implementation Update

PURPOSE: The purpose of this item is to update the Board on Community Climate Action Plan implementation efforts.
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DEPARTMENT: Planning Department

CONTACT INFORMATION: Trish McGuire, Planning, Zoning, and Inspections Director, pmcguire@townofcarrboro.org; 919-918-7327

INFORMATION: In 2001, the Carrboro Board of Aldermen joined the Cities for Climate Protection Campaign and committed to develop and implement a local action plan to reduce greenhouse gas and air polluting emissions (see page 11 at http://www01.townofcarrboro.org/BoA/Minutes/2001/06_26_2001.pdf). In 2009, after completing an inventory of local greenhouse gas emissions with Orange County and Chapel Hill, the Board passed a resolution committing the Town to take steps to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases in relation to the CO2 limit of 350 parts per million (ppm; see page 12 at http://www01.townofcarrboro.org/BoA/Minutes/2009/12_08_2009.pdf). In doing so, and through work both before and after the resolution, the Town has joined a group of more than 1,000 municipalities around the world taking action. A town-specific inventory was completed in 2011 (http://www01.townofcarrboro.org/BoA/Agendas/2011/04_19_2011_D1.pdf), the annual tracking of greenhouse gas emissions of Town activities got underway in 2013, and a Strategic Energy and Climate Action Plan for Town functions and service provision was accepted in 2014 (https://carrboro.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=1799514&GUID=4487305B-F63B-431C-ACC6-F3F6C0F0FAB7&Options=&Search=).

In the fall of 2014, Carrboro held a series of 3 forums related to climate action planning. Shortly thereafter, a Task Force was created and began work drafting a Community Climate Action Plan (CCAP). Drafts of the plan were presented to the Board of Aldermen and Carrboro advisory boards and a public hearing on the plan was held in 2016. ...

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