Climate Planning

Climate Action Plan 

Irvington is working with CAPI, the Climate Action Planning Institute, an initiative of ICLEI, the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives, the Hudson Valley Regional Council and  the County, working with 8 other Westchester municipalities to create a Climate Action Plan. The first meeting was held Feb 2, 2023 and the process will take place over 16 months.  


As the first step in creating a Climate Action Plan, Irvington has collected and analyzed the data for the Ivington Government Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report which can be seen here. A simplified slidedeck was presented to the Village Board of Trustees on Aug 16, 2024 which can be watched here from :47. After meeting with Department Heads, a preliminary overview of mitigation strategies was assembled in a presentation deck for the Board of Trustees which you can watch here, from 1:15.  We are currently forecast modeling  greenhouse gas emissions reductions with these mitigation strategies in mind, to help prioritize strategies to meet emissions goals. 


Starting February 8, 2024, the Climate Planning Committee embarked on CAPI Adapt, a yearlong process to create a Climate Vulnerability Assessment and a Climate Adaptation Chapter for the Climate Action Plan. 


A Climate Action Plan workshop  for residents will be held March 6th, 7pm at the Library. See all details on our Events page here.

Goal

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) states we must reduce global emissions by 50% by 2030 and reach climate neutrality by 2050 to achieve the Paris Agreement commitment of keeping warming below 1.5°C 


Equitably reducing global emissions by 50% requires that high-emitting, wealthy nations reduce their emissions by more than 50%. 


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