Keene, New Hampshire Leading on Climate Preparedness
In April 2000, as a member of ICLEI–Local Governments for Sustainability USA, Keene, NH, (pop. 22,000), began work on ICLEI’s Cities for Climate Protection campaign (CCP). As part of this effort, Keene developed and published a Local Climate Action Plan (CAP) with goals to lower community greenhouse gas emissions by 10% community wide and 20% internally, by the year 2015. The CAP was officially released in 2004 and was one of the first climate action plans in the state of New Hampshire.