The City of Charlottesville has committed to developing a Climate Action Plan (CAP) aimed to achieve its greenhouse gas reduction goals of 45% by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2050. The structure for the CAP will borrow from a strategic plan framework in order to prioritize actions to meet the 2030 goal and position Charlottesville to achieve its 2050 goal. Community engagement is a critical part of the CAP process, although delays due to Covid-19 have put it on a fast-tracked timeline. The City has adopted a multi-layer engagement approach involving a climate action liaison committee, core topic teams, open community discussion and input opportunities, and small group stakeholder engagement sessions. The above structure is intended to leverage technical expertise, local knowledge, existing partnerships, and support within the community. This workshop is the first open community meeting - we hope you'll be able to join us!
As the first workshop in support of the City developing a Climate Action Plan, this workshop will include an introduction to Charlottesville's greenhouse gas (GHG) emission sources, examples of climate action strategies from other communities, some high-level example scenarios for meeting Charlottesville's GHG emission reduction targets, as well as an overview of the Climate Action Plan development process.
To help increase community access, the workshop will be offered twice with a recording and links to feedback materials posted online after the event.
Pre-registration for the workshop is required:
Workshop Recording & Schedule
To help increase community access, the workshop will be recorded and posted online. Specific engagement questions for community members to provide individualized responses and general input will be available online as part of the workshops and as follow up for community members who watch the recording at a later date.
The workshop will be divided into four 30-minute sections, each including opportunity for questions and answers. Community members can "tune in" live or on the recording to specific segments:
- 00:00 - 00:30 Introduction and Overview of the Plan Development Process, Charlottesville's Emissions, and Example Climate Action Strategies
- 00:30 - 01:00 Stationary Sources of Emissions (Buildings' Energy Use - Residential, Commercial)
- 01:00 - 01:30 Renewable Energy
- 01:30 - 02:00 Transportation
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