Login Event Calendar Careers About NACCHO Contact Us Site Map
 
Search  
Toolbox
»
»
»
»
»

Return to Toolbox Main.

City of Homer (AK) Climate Action Plan

Description:

         
This Climate Action Plan recommends a greenhouse gas emissions reduction target of 12 percent by 2012 and 20 percent by 2020, using 2000 levels as a baseline.

Mitigation recommendations are grouped in this plan under the headings of:

• Energy Management (which primarily looks at improving energy efficiency in buildings and developing sources of renewable energy to power City facilities);
• Transportation (in relation to the City vehicle fleet, employee driving, and support for non-motorized and public transportation in the community);
• Purchasing & Waste Reduction (includes “thoughtful purchasing” and recycling strategies); and
• Land Use (e.g., “smart growth” strategies that support compact, mixed-use development and thus reduce the need to drive).
• Outreach & Advocacy

Adaptation to global climate change is addressed separately in the plan, to focus attention on the fact that Homer’s climate is changing and will continue to change even if global greenhouse gas reduction goals are met. Recommendations are aimed at creating a resilient local economy, protecting existing infrastructure, being prepared for extreme weather events and wildfires, and adopting wise policies for future development.

Finally, the Climate Action Plan addresses implementation as a separate chapter and proposes the establishment of a “Sustainability Fund” to serve as a repository for money from various sources that would be used to implement the measures recommended in the plan.

 

Toolkit:

Climate Change Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Adaptation, Climate, Community Design, Environmental Health, Land Use, Mitigation, Natural Disaster, Transportation Planning

Jurisdiction:

Institutional Author:

City Of Homer (AK)

Submitted:

04/25/2012

Modified:

04/30/2012

The NACCHO Toolbox is a repository of available resources to help local public health practitioners. Tools are produced by local, state, and federal agencies, as well as academic institutions and other stakeholders. The contents of this Toolbox are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect any official recommendations of NACCHO. NACCHO makes no express or implied warranty with respect to the contents and disclaims liability for any damages arising from or connected to the use of the material in this Toolbox.

Five most recent user comments

4 Stars of 5 - Very Useful
Tool Review
By Raymond Roe
Good tool for local governments's to use to determine long range policy for dealing with climate change.