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The project logo Sustainability Advisory Committee's Climate Emergency Public Input Session

The project logo Sustainability Advisory Committee's Climate Emergency Public Input Session

In January 2020 Asheville City Council declared a Climate Emergency. Resolution 20-25 states that a Climate Justice Plan be created to consolidate the various separate sustainability goals and department initiatives. The adopted resolution acknowledges the urgent need to combat climate change, the many existing relevant resolutions and goals, and the disproportionate impact of the climate crisis on low income communities and communiof cties of color.

The effects of climate change burden those that contribute the least to climate change and yet are those most socially vulnerable to climate threats. Within the resolution the City's Sustainability Advisory Committee on Energy and the Environment (SACEE) committed to taking action through engaging commuity partners to better understand how the City can take actions to address climate change and the social ineqities around the topics of Energy, Housing, Transportation and Urban Heat Island effect. 

On Wednesday, October 28, 2020 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. SACEE will host a public learning and input session on ideas of how the City can create more equitable justice systems when addressing climate change. 

 

Supporting Documents

Resolution 20-25 Climate Emergency Declaration

Climate Resilience Assessment

AVL Climate Resilience Resource Guide

 

 

 

Thank you for taking the time to answer these questions. In combination with the input gathered during the live meeting your responses will help with next steps for the Climate Justice Initiative. 

Questions will remain open until Friday, October 30. 

Which of the following best describe(s) your racial identity? (Choose all that apply.)
White/Caucasian
Black/African-American
Hispanic or Latino/a
Asian
Other (feel free to self-identify in the comments box)
Closed to responses