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Feb
21
Encinitas Climate Action Plan Workshop (1 of 2)
The City of Encinitas is undergoing an update to the Climate Action Plan.  Since the adoption of the 2011 Climate Action Plan, new methods for calculating GHG emissions and projecting future emissions have been developed. In addition, advances in technology and public policy offer greater options for innovative GHG reduction strategies. The City’s new Climate Action Plan will differ from the 2011 plan in that it will be a goal-oriented plan. In the new plan, the City will commit to implementing specific programs and projects aimed at reducing and mitigating the impacts of GHG emitting activities by targeted dates. The new plan will be CEQA certified and will satisfy the CEQA requirements for climate change analysis for new development. To get on the notification list for the Climate Action Plan update, go here.

Two public workshops will be held to obtain input from residents and businesses on the update of the City’s Climate Action Plan. The workshops are scheduled for:

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024

Wednesday March 1, 2017
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Civic Center, Council Chambers, 505 S. Vulcan Ave, Encinitas, CA 92924

At the workshops, the public will have an opportunity to learn about the City’s current GHG emissions outlook and review options for reducing those emissions through the implementation of various, polices, programs, and projects over time. Residents, business owners, and other members of the public are encouraged to attend one of the workshops to learn more and offer input and ideas. Comments may also be provided via email to ClimateAction@encinitasca.gov

Background: Climate Change


Over the past several decades, climate scientists have observed Earth’s temperature warming and global mean sea levels rising. The consensus among US and international scientists is that this accelerated climate change is due to increases in human-caused greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions over the last century. If left unchecked, GHG emissions have the potential to cause widespread environmental and economic impacts, including increased intensity of storms, coastal erosion, longer droughts, and impacts to the global food system.

Encinitas Climate Action Plan


Recognizing the important role that cities will play in the transition to a low-emission economy, the City of Encinitas adopted a Climate Action Plan (CAP) in 2011. The CAP established an inventory of baseline greenhouse emissions, set GHG emissions reduction targets, and provides a roadmap for achieving GHG emissions targets through various municipal and community-based strategies. The City’s CAP is a proactive step toward addressing global climate change through local actions, with a focus on promoting alternative transportation, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and adaptation measures.

Climate Adaptation


As a coastal community, it is of particular importance to understand the potential impacts of climate change. Sea level rise, in combination with stronger storms, could cause significant coastal erosion and damage to our beaches, bluffs and coastal infrastructure. The City of Encinitas' Shoreline Management Program focuses on the protection and enhancement of the City’s coastline and will adapt to address the effects of climate change.
Date
February 21
Time
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location
Encinitas Community Center
1140 Oakcrest Park Drive
Encinitas, California
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