The City of Fort Bragg has developed and adopted a Climate Action Plan to significantly reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions produced in the City. The science, policy directives, and potential options to address climate change are constantly evolving. This Climate Action Plan provides a tool to guide the community’s direction in responsibly addressing climate change and greenhouse gas reductions.
The City of Fort Bragg’s voluntary reduction goals for both the City and community significantly surpass the ICLEI recommendations. The City of Fort Bragg selected a target of 30% reduction for the local government sector and a target of 7% reduction for the community by 2020 (see Table 2-1). The City set an additional goal of a 15% reduction by 2050. The Climate Action Plan (CAP) is organized in six chapters.
- Chapter 1 provides an overview of: 1) the global regional and local impacts of climate change; 2) the causes of climate change, 30 state and federal programs for reducing GHG emissions; 3) an overview of the Climate Action Plan organization.
- Chapter 2 includes a summary of the City’s GHG reduction goals, provides a overview of the City’s 2005 GHG emissions inventory, and summarizes current City and community efforts with regard to GHG emission reductions. Background, describes the ICLEI Cities for Climate Protection Campaign, defines an action plan, reviews the Fort Bragg Greenhouse Gas Inventory, and identifies the reduction targets set by the Fort Bragg City Council.
- Chapter 3, Methodology, explains the process to create the action plan.
- Chapters 4 and 5 provide the meat of the report and detailed specific strategies and projects that the City and community members can undertake to achieve the GHG emission goals by 2020.
- Chapter 6, Financing & Implementation, outlines funding sources, including a cash flow payback analyses for various proposed projects. Delegates tasks to each department for successful implementation of the CAP.
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions will improve public health, protect and extend our energy supply, and support a strong economy into the future.