Climate

The City is committed to mitigating and adapting to the effects of climate change.


Actions Taken

  • Collaborated with UNC Asheville’s National Environmental Modeling and Analysis Center (NEMAC) to conduct a climate resilience assessment. The primary purpose of the climate resiliency planning process is to consider climate-related threats and hazards (such as fire from drought or flooding/landslides from heavy rain events) with a goal of becoming more resilient, or better prepared for them, through adaptive capacity.
  • Adopted the climate resilience assessment as part of the comprehensive plan, “Living Asheville
  • Produced a Climate Resource Guide to share information on how — as a community and individually — we can become better prepared and more resilient to the effects of climate change.
  • Declared a Climate Emergency through Resolution 20-25
  • Established the Climate Justice Initiative to collaborate with Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) leaders and community members to begin shaping a locally relevant definition of Climate Equity.

Supporting Documents

Asheville Climate Resilience Resource Guide

Case Study – Asheville makes a plan for Climate Resilience

Blog post – City of Asheville working towards a proactive plan in the face of climate change

Final Assessment Report – April 2018

Resolution 20-25 Climate Emergency Declaration


Contact Information

Amber Weaver, Sustainability Officer

(828) 828-271-6141

 

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Information on what can be recycled, how to prepare items for collection, and composting.

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