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Climate Action Plan

Information about the City of Albuquerque's Climate Action Plan.

One Albuquerque Climate Action Plan

Following the call of City Resolution R-19-187, and City’s commitment to reducing its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 26 to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025, the 19-member Climate Action Task Force and City staff worked over 10 months to develop the 2021 Albuquerque Climate Action Plan (CAP). The process to develop this new plan sought to address the concerns of frontline community members, while engaging the entire community of Albuquerque through Covid-safe public outreach. On this page you can find:

question What is a Climate Action Plan?

Climate Action Plan Equality and EquityA Climate Action Plan advocates our city’s values and defines actions to halt Albuquerque’s contributions to climate change. The Plan will also discuss what our community will do to prepare for our changing climate.

For Albuquerque’s Climate Plan, equity is in the driver’s seat. Throughout the process, residents that are most vulnerable to climate change were invited to lead the conversations about current challenges and future solutions. This approach will help ensure that front line communities – those that have been harmed by environmental injustice and who are likely to be hurt first and worst by the impacts of climate change – will benefit first and foremost from climate action. Employing a process utilizing targeted universalism is intended to lift up the entire City – making the plan’s course of actions stronger and more effective. To learn more about how to make Albuquerque more equitable and inclusive please check out the Office of Equity and Inclusion’s Culture Change Initiative Page for resources and learning opportunities.

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The City recognizes that climate change compounds existing inequities, and that those communities who are likely to be the most impacted by climate change are those best able to develop solutions. To ensure community members continue to help shape the process during the monitoring and implementation period, the Sustainability Office is organizing quarterly, virtual community engagement sessions. Each meeting centers around a project or topic in the 2021 CAP and provide a space for people to learn about current initiatives, ask questions, and provide input. The City is especially interested in hearing from community members regarding (1) initiative impacts, (2) constructive input for project implementers, and (3) continuous alignment with community priorities.

Stay Informed

Updates on public engagement opportunities are posted to this page and shared on social media platforms @CABQEHD. Sign up to receive updates on the Climate Action Plan implementation and opportunities to provide input.

Upcoming Meeting

Heat — Date: TBD

This meeting will include a brief overview and updates on projects and initiatives related to heat awareness and mitigation. You will hear from City staff and key partners on related initiatives and programs.

Meeting Interpretation Support

Do you need Spanish interpretation during the meeting? If so, please contact Sandra West ([email protected]) as soon as possible.

Para solicitar interpretación en español, envíe su solicitud por correo electrónico a Sandra West a [email protected].

Past Meetings

Transportation: Electric Vehicles — Spring 2023 — Wednesday, April 19, 5-6pm

This meeting included community a brief overview and updates from City staff and key partners on related electric vehicle projects and initiatives.

Transportation: Transit and Vision Zero — Winter 2022 — Wednesday, December 14, 5-6pm

This meeting included a brief overview and updates on transit and Vision Zero programs. The public heard from City staff and key partner Together 4 Brothers.

Energy Efficiency — Fall 2022 — Wednesday, September 28, 5-6pm

This meeting included a brief overview and updates on related projects, including the City's Energy and Sustainability Management BRAIN (Balanced Resource Acquisition and Information Network) and Community Energy Efficiency (CEE) projects. The public heard from City staff and key partners, including local utilities.