This Climate Action Plan is community focused, meaning it is not limited to addressing municipal government emissions, which in Ann Arbor make up less than two percent of the entire communityâ€™s emissions inventory.
The plan recognizes the substantial scientific evidence that predicts a changing climate and the real role of cities in evaluating and managing the risks threatening city residents and municipal systems.
This executive summary provides an overview of:
The likely effects of climate change to Ann Arbor and the Great Lakes Region
The inventory of City GHG emissions in 2000 and 2010 and the relative contributions from the Commercial, Residential, Transportation, Waste Management, and University of Michigan sectors
Recommended GHG targets and categories of actions to mitigate and adapt to a changing climate.