The City of Omaha is a diverse, engaged, growing regional metropolitan city located at the confluence of three rivers, the Missouri, Platte, and Elkhorn, between the prairies of the Great Plains and the woodlands of the Loess Hills. We aim to be innovative leaders, ensuring equity, well-being, community resilience, and resources for current and future generations.
Sustainability is incorporated throughout the City of Omaha's Master Plan Elements and in special districts in Omaha's Zoning Code protecting natural areas in the North Hills and Cunningham Lake Environmental Districts, floodplains, wetlands and riverine areas, prairies, urban trees, and sensitive soils. We understand a healthy environment is critical to the well-being of humans, wildlife, and the entire ecosystem.Adaptation Work:
Adaptation actions are incorporated across City Departments in the Capital Improvement Program, including multimodal transportation, green infrastructure, and stormwater management projects. Omaha collaborates with the Missouri-Papio River Natural Resources District on flood control projects with dual adaptation, water resource, and recreational benefits. Other adaptation efforts include the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program and urban agriculture. Omaha's adaptation efforts align with the 2021 Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District (NRD) Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan and the City of Omaha's Master Plan.
The City of Omaha reports our climate actions to CDP annually. In 2011, Omaha created a municipal GHG emissions inventory and a Comprehensive Energy Management Plan aligned with ICLEI's STAR Community Index. Omaha is developing a city-wide Climate Action and Resilience Plan with an expected completion date in 2024.