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Posted on: October 13, 2021

Climate Vulnerability Assessment Process Kicking Off

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Moving forward with its commitment to develop a Climate Adaptation Plan, the City of Charlottesville is taking the first steps to complete a Climate Vulnerability Assessment.  

The Climate Vulnerability Assessment will assess potential impacts fro...

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Posted on: August 6, 2021

Call for Volunteers: Urban Heat Island Mapping Campaign

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Calling for Community Volunteers

Help Charlottesville collect data on urban heat as part of the nationwide 2021 NIHHIS-CAPA Urban Heat Island Mapping Campaign! 

How urban environments and neighborhoods are built affects the amount of heat absorbed ...

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Posted on: February 2, 2021

Equity in Climate Action: A Community Discussion

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The City of Charlottesville has committed to including Equity as part of its Climate Action Plan and has partnered with the University of Virginia’s Institute for Engagement & Negotiation (IEN) to conduct this important conversation on equity for the ...

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

Climate Action Plan Process Update to City Council

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Two items related to Climate Action are on the City Council meeting agenda for Tuesday, January 19th:  an update on the climate action plan development process and a resolution in support of a proposed House Bill 1965 (HB 1965) regarding No/Low E...

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Posted on: December 7, 2020

Announcing: Community Workshop - Dec 14 and Dec 15

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The City of Charlottesville has committed to developing a Climate Action Plan (CAP) aimed to achieve its greenhouse gas reduction goals of 45% by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2050. The structure for the CAP will borrow from a strategic plan framework in ...

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Posted on: October 20, 2020

Climate Action Plan Process Briefing at City Council Meeting

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The October 19th City Council meeting included a briefing on the upcoming Climate Action Plan development process for community engagement. 

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Council Meeting Agenda Memo - Climate Action Plan Process Briefing

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Posted on: July 2, 2019

Charlottesville Adopted New GHG Reduction Goals

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On July 1, 2019, City of Charlottesville's City Council adopted new greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals informed by community input and the challenge posed by climate change, including the recent IPCC report. The new goals aim to achieve a 45% reduction ...

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Posted on: May 6, 2019

Draft GHG Goals Open for Public Comment

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At City Council's May 6, 2019 meeting, a compilation of community comments and input were presented along with draft greenhouse gas reduction goals. Community input was used to inform support for this level of commitment and to begin informing direction t...

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Posted on: June 20, 2017

Charlottesville Recommits to Climate Action

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City Council passed a resolution on June 19, 2017 as its "Response to the Announced US Withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement". The resolution indicates continued commitment on behalf of Charlottesville to reducing greenhouse gas emissions ...

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