Climate Action Planning

Climate action planning meets two objectives: adaptation and mitigation.

  1. Adaptation: Protect ourselves from global overheating hazards
  2. Mitigation: Do our part to reduce global overheating by stopping greenhouse gas pollution



Adaptation planning starts with finding out who lives in your city and making a plan of how to talk with people who represent the full range of different communities in your city.

With communications set up, the city collaborates on figuring out what is at risk from climate-overheating impacts; what could go wrong to cause harm; and what can be done to keep everyone safe and minimize damage.

Finally, plans are created to take the needed steps. Plans include specifics about what needs to be done, who takes responsibility, and when the work will be done.


Mitigation planning depends on the same community connections as adaptation, but in different ways. For mitigation, the questions are what are the sources of greenhouse gas pollution in the city and what can be done to stop them.

Solutions have to work for everyone. Otherwise, they will be ignored and make no difference.

Final plans spell out what is to be done, when it will be done, and who will do it.