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File #: 21-039    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Information/Discussion Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/6/2021 In control: Environmental Quality Commission
On agenda: 1/20/2021 Final action:
Title: Climate Action Plan Updates
Attachments: 1. 1 - 3 year implementation and targets, 2. 2 - Climate Action Plan Accomplishments_2020, 3. CAP Work Group updates _Oct 2020
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EQC Meeting Date:                      January 20, 2021

 

To:                                          Members of the Environmental Quality Commission

 

From:                                          Beth Kallestad, Program Coordinator

 

Title

Climate Action Plan Updates

 

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Action Requested:                     

The EQC will review the 3-year targets from the CAP and discuss work groups.

 

Summary Report:

The Climate Action Plan was adopted by the City Council on November 5, 2019.  The entire plan along with an FAQs document can be found on the Sustainability page of the city website: <www.ci.northfield.mn.us/sustainability>

 

The CAP is a long-term plan with goals for 100% carbon-free electricity by 2030 and to be 100% carbon-free (neutral) by 2040.  It includes some 1-3-year targets.  See attached.

 

Staff created a narrative of some accomplishments from 2020.  See attached.

 

To help provide assistance with CAP implementation, accountability and oversight the EQC assigned members to connect with community/city staff working on various topic area aspects of the CAP - energy, transportation, land use/urban forest, materials & waste, food, and water.  See summary from the October EQC meeting update.

 

The EQC will review these items to help bring new members up to speed and to inform work for 2021.

 

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