This Climate Protection and Energy Conservation Action describes the efforts Whatcom County is taking reduce its emissions by 10% below 2001 levels by 2020. It descrbies the County's: emissions Inventory, forecast for greenhouse gas emissions , greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets, existing and proposed measures, and guide for future steps.
The Thurston Regional Planning Council (TRPC) prepared the Thurston Climate Adaptation Plan — which recommends actions to help Thurston County and the broader South Puget Sound region prepare for and adjust to adverse climate change impacts (adaptation) and bolster resilience. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provided a National Estuary Program grant for the project. The Washington Department of Commerce administered the funding, and TRPC hired Thurston County and Earth Economics as subcontractors.
The Skagit County Commissioners understand that Climate Change is an immediate problem that needs tackling at the local level. They have established a Taskforce to recommend suitable strategies. In creating these recommendations, the Taskforce is mindful that Skagit County government has no direct control over climate pollution from transportation and electricity generation. Statewide, such sources constitute two-thirds of the problem, and the County should strongly support state and federal mandates to tackle these major issues.
This Climate Action Plan is a product of the Climate Action Committee (CAC), which was appointed by the Port Townsend City Council and Jefferson County Commissioners in 2007. The council and commission set a goal of reducing county-wide carbon-based emissions to 80% lower than 1990 levels by the year 2050. This document begins to address the immense challenge required to attain that goal.
The purpose of the Lummi Nation Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Plan: 2016-2026 (CCMAP) is to evaluate the potential impacts of anthropogenic climate change on the Lummi Indian Reservation (Reservation), Lummi Usual and Accustomed Grounds and Stations (U&A), and Lummi Traditional Territories and to present both mitigation strategies that may reduce the causes of climate change and adaptation strategies that may minimize climate change impacts that cannot be avoided.
In the fall of 2008 the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community started work on a landmark two-year Climate Change Initiative to study the impacts of climate change on the resources, assets, and community of the Swinomish Indian Reservation and to develop recommendations on actions to adapt to projected impacts. This followed issuance of a Proclamation by the Tribal Senate in 2007 directing action to study and assess climate change impacts on the Reservation.
in 2015, the Stillaguamish Tribe’s Natural Resources Department partnered with the University of Washington Climate Impacts Group (CIG) to complete a climate change vulnerability assessment for 57 species and 10 habitats important to the Stillaguamish Tribe. The Stillaguamish Tribe Natural Resources Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment (Krosby et al. 2016) evaluated the potential impacts of climate change on a variety of birds, mammals, fishes, reptiles, and amphibians, as well as a wide range of marine, freshwater, and terrestrial habitats.
Since time immemorial, the Samish people have lived and prospered on the land and water of the Salish Sea. Samish culture and social ties, as well as tribal member physical and spiritual health is intertwined with this place, and the foods, medicines, and resources that reside here. In keeping with the Samish vision to ensure the health, wealth, education and security of Samish tribal members, they we have initiated a climate change adaptation planning effort. One of the first steps in this process is to identify key assets and resources that they feel are most important to protect.
The purpose of adaptation is to develop a resilient community, one that takes proactive steps to prepare for the impacts of projected climate change. The Samish Indian Nation endeavors to be a climate resilient community preparing for potential impacts of climate change, so that our children and our grandchildren can be healthy, prosperous, and enjoy our natural resources and cultural traditions.
This Climate Plan is prepared pursuant to a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, from October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2016, with an update from the same fund planned for 2017. While the focus is on treaty natural resources, both because of the funding agency and this writer’s being housed in Quileute Natural Resources (hereinafter,sometimes, “QNR”), some sections will address the reservation needs as a whole, including infrastructure and ideas to sustain power, food, and water. Of necessity this Plan is limited by the information available up to the closing date.