Global climate change is a reality and represents an ever-increasing threat to the health and well-being of citizens of Edmonds and beyond. Greenhouse gas emissions from transportation, ener gy use, land use change, and other sources are changing our climate in ways that already put the community at risk. Projected changes in temperature, snowpack, severe storms, and wildfire risk could threaten the City of Edmonds (the City) infrastructure, natural resources, and public health.
This Climate Action Plan (CAP) will help guide the City and citizens of Edmonds to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and achieve their climate goals with community solutions and individual actions.
The City has already taken actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions generated in the City of Edmonds. These actions came from the previous climate action plan completed in 2010. The 2010 Climate Action Plan Report is available here.
Most recently the City of Edmonds commissioned and completed a community greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory in 2017 to better understand local sources of GHG emissions to inform development of a new Edmonds community CAP. The Mayor of Edmonds has endorsed and supported the Climate Action Plan.
The City of Edmonds has set a goal of carbon neutrality by 2050.
By taking action to reduce the City’s emissions and prepare for climate risks, the City will position itself to be ahead of the curve, and protect the health and well-being of our residents, economy, and community of Edmonds.