When considering these actions, it’s important to pay attention to the difference between “climate action”, i.e. steps to reduce or prevent climate impacts, and “resilience” and “adaptation”, i.e. steps to strengthen against or adapt to the effects of a changing climate. Whether at the federal, state or municipal level, governments can, and should do both simultaneously.
» Climate Action Planning Webinar
from Security and Sustainability Forum , August 7, 2019
» Climate Action Planning
Michael R. Boswell, Adrienne I. Greve and Tammy L. Seale, Island Press
» Regional Operations & Maintenance Guide for High Performance Schools and Public Buildings in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic: Strategies for creating green, healthy & energy efficient existing buildings in your state or local government
from NEEP, 2018 edition
» Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships
A clearinghouse of information on energy efficiency analysis and action plans, including community guides for building performance, net zero, clean & efficient technology analysis
— Resources section
» Mass Clean Energy Center Emerging Initiatives
An overview of emerging industries that MassCEC is working within.
» Climate Action Plans: Resources and Local Examples
*California only. Be aware that different states have different political structures. Though a helpful start, any samples must be tailored for the town and state to which they would apply.
– Urban Sustainability Directors Network
– Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance (CNCA)
– C40 Cities
– ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability
– Sierra Club, Ready for 100
– Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships
(Shortcut to this page: tinyurl.com/ClimateActionResources)