DRAFT Climate Action & Resilience Plan is now available for public review and comment. We would love to get your feedback! Please feel free to email Lorenzo Siemann, the principal author of the CARP with any comments, edits or questions about the CARP. He can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The plan is to take this to City Council for approval on May 12, 2020. If you are hoping to have any comments considered for inclusion, please submit them by end of business on April 23, 2020. Additionally, there will be the opportunity to comment at the City Council meeting on May 12th.
The City of Antioch is creating a Climate Action Resilience Plan (CARP) to address problems related to a changing climate.
The 2020 Climate Action Resilience Plan will be an update to the 2011 Community Climate Action Plan (CCAP), which highlighted strategies that reduce Antioch’s greenhouse gas emissions. Because our community is beginning to see the effects of climate change and will continue to see more changes in the coming years, the City has decided to add resilience (responding to climate challenges) into the planning process. This could mean anything from increasing energy efficiency in homes facing higher temperatures to providing safe and secure transportation in the case of a flood, earthquake, or other emergency. Since some of the concepts being considered are not widespread, an introduction to them is below.
Green infrastructure is a way to design public areas that use plants and other natural processes to manage stormwater. It can also reduce community energy use, improve aesthetics, and result in cleaner air. To see what other cities in Contra Costa County are doing, visit https://www.cccleanwater.org/green-infrastructure-plans
Some other examples of green infrastructure include:
As average temperatures in Antioch increase, cooling down our communities will become more and more important. Below are strategies and technologies that can reduce temperatures in our communities.
Energy demand and energy use is expected to increase in Antioch in the coming years. Additionally, more Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) are expected as fire risk increases. Below are strategies that may help make our energy systems stronger and help transition to cleaner energy.