The city of Glendale’s Office of Sustainability recently launched a series of community workshops for the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan, also known as CAAP.
A CAAP is a comprehensive strategy developed to address the challenges posed by climate change, such as extreme weather events like heatwaves and wildfires. It consists of a set of actions, policies and measures to mitigate the causes of climate change and adapt to its impacts.
The city of Glendale is committed to addressing climate change and building resilience. On Nov. 9, 2010, the city adopted a resolution to address sustainability and climate change by using sustainability to guide policy. The CAAP is a data-driven, community-informed plan to develop a road map to boost community resilience to extreme weather, improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the city.
Community workshops are launched as part of a series of outreach campaigns to gather community input on priorities and needs relating to resiliency and climate change effects. Workshops will be held virtually and in community spaces throughout the city.
More information about the Glendale CAAP, including project timelines, resources for rebates and incentives, and project drafts, can be found at the project website at GlendaleCA.gov/CAAP.
Community members can also share feedback by filling out a survey at GlendaleCA.gov/CAAP or submit comments via email at Sustainability@GlendaleCA.gov.
First published in the September 23 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.