Belfast Climate Action Plan writers discuss first draft plan with community

BELFAST – The public is invited to a community discussion on Belfast’s initial draft climate action plan on Tuesday June 14 at 6pm in the Abbott Room of the Belfast Free Library. The event is co-sponsored by the Library’s All of Belfast Climate Dialogues project and the City of Belfast Climate Crisis Committee.

Cities in Maine – and across the country – are developing and implementing climate action plans to identify the actions needed to reduce local greenhouse gas emissions and the preparations needed to address the effects of climate change on infrastructure and local properties.

The Belfast Climate Crisis Committee is seeking community feedback on its initial draft climate action plan for Belfast. This draft identifies threats to municipal infrastructure such as flooding associated with intense rainfall and the impacts of sea level rise on our waterfront, and disaster preparedness such as the need for robust communication networks to allow for a coordinated response. It also addresses issues related to public health, transportation, energy, home cooling and heating, local food security, and more.

Belfast residents are invited to find out more about the project and have their say on what’s included and what’s missing. Join members of the Climate Crisis Committee and fellow Belfast residents for a lively discussion on what our Belfast Climate Action Plan should address.

To download a copy of the draft for review ahead of the June 14 meeting, please go to https://belfastlibrary.org/belfast-climate-action-plan-input/. Copies of the draft are also available at the Belfast Free Library.

If you cannot attend the discussion in person, a zoom option will be available. To register for the link, go to https://belfastlibrary.org/abcd-events/.

For more information, please call the library at 207-338-3884 ext. ten.

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