The effects of increasing global greenhouse gas emissions threaten Columbia’s resources and the quality of life for Columbia’s residents. The Climate Action & Adaptation Plan (CAAP) lays out a vision and strategy to address risks posed by climate change and contributes to international efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The purpose of this plan is twofold:
- To prepare Columbia’s natural and built environments (its neighborhoods, resources and systems) and people to be more resilient to the impacts of a changing climate.
- To reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) community wide through targeted municipal, residential, industrial and commercial activities.
Developed over a year-long engagement process with the public, the Mayor’s Task Force on Climate Action & Adaptation Planning, and City staff, the Plan focuses on activities that achieve the greatest emission reductions or do the most to increase our community preparedness in the most cost-effective and equitable manner.