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.  A summary and comparison of municipal results can be found here. Irvington had he highest municipal emissions per population. 

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, on 12/18/2023, which you can watch here, from 1:15.  Irvington Green hosted a Climate Plan Workshop with the public on March 6th 2024, (photos and slidedeck can be found by scrolling down the Events page here). Following this, the Government Operations Climate Action Plan, or GOCAP, was presented to the Village Board on April 10th 2024.The presentation can be found here and the meeting can be seen here from 44:17. 

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. 

In June of 2024, Irvington joined the DEC Green Purchasing Communities Program.

Team: Green Policy Task Force volunteers 

Warwick Norton, Nicola Coddington, and Sustainabilty Director Charlotte Binns and Village Administrator Larry Schopfer

Examples Climate Action plans:


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%. 

Community GHG

The data is in, and a report is forthcoming. 

Community Resilience Building

In addition to the flood study, the Villages of Dobbs Ferry, Hastings-on-Hudson, Irvington, Sleepy Hollow, and Tarrytown participated in a  Community Resilience Building Workshop in March of 2020, to identify key vulnerabilities. Find the report here. Find the Community Building Risk Matrix summary here.

Hazard Mitigation Planning

Westchester County offers tools to assess local vulnerabilities

Country Mitigation Plan 

Irvington Hazarad Mitigation Chapter from the County.

Interactive Story Map

FEMA Resilience and Planning Tool