Update on Edmonds

CAPIn 2021 the City of Edmonds will be updating its Climate Action Plan and kicking off the update with a virtual open house on February 18th at 6 pm. The meeting will be held via zoom:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88628249203

You can also access via phone: US: +1 253 215 8782  or +1 669 900 6833  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 929 205 6099  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799

Webinar ID: 886 2824 9203

Global climate change is a reality and represents an ever-increasing threat to the health and well-being of citizens of Edmonds and beyond. Climate change, primarily in the form of atmospheric warming caused by an increase in the level of greenhouse gasses, is estimated by the World Health Organization to be directly responsible for approximately 150,000 deaths per year globally – a number that is expected to increase as our planet continues to warm due to rising levels of greenhouse gas emissions.

The City of Edmonds has taken strong actions to locally address the causes of climate change by reducing use of fossil fuels through substituting renewable energy resources supplied to city vehicles and public buildings, improvement of energy efficiency of public buildings, establishment of strong codes for the design and construction of new and remodeled buildings to meet green building standards, support of the Safe Energy Leadership Alliance (“SELA”) opposition to transport of crude oil by rail, and many other actions.

In 2017, the Edmonds City Council adopted Resolution No. 1389 committing the City of Edmonds to achieve or exceed at the local level the goals established in the Paris Climate Agreement. Since the adoption of Resolution No. 1389, the City of Edmonds has conducted a Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory; established a science-based target of limiting the global average temperature increase to no more than 1.5° Celsius above pre-industrial temperatures with the adoption of Resolution No. 1453; reviewed existing City policies, programs and action to reduce GHG emissions; and develop a tool and measures for tracking GHG emissions. Building upon these efforts, the City of Edmonds will be updating its Climate Action Plan in 2021.

The City will be seeking public engagement throughout the development of the Climate Plan. To facilitate public engagement a project website has been established at EdmondsClimate.com. This website will be updated throughout the process with information on public meetings, project materials, background information, and surveys.

An informational virtual open house on the Climate Action Update process will be held on February 18th beginning at 6 pm via Zoom and a workshop will follow in March along with a survey. Zoom meeting links will be provided on the EdmondsClimate.com website.

If you would like to be added to a listserv to receive projects, send an email to climateaction@edmondswa.gov.

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