Metro KC Climate Action Plan

A Pilot Partnership with the Global Covenant of Mayors and the European Commission

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Greater Kansas City is one of four U.S. regions selected by the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM) to receive technical assistance to develop a regional Climate Action Plan. This award, part of the European Commission’s International Urban Cooperation (IUC) Regional and Metro-Scale Climate Leaders initiative, will support an inventory of greenhouse gas emissions in the Kansas City region and help coalition members formulate the regional Climate Action Plan. GCoM introduced this regional initiative to foster more ambitious and widespread action on climate change. The other regions selected are Chicago, Denver and Washington, D.C.

GCoM is an international alliance of cities and local governments with a shared long-term vision of promoting and supporting voluntary action to combat climate change and move to an inclusive, just, low-emission, resilient society. There are currently 154 members of the GCoM in the U.S., all of whom have made a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare for the impacts of climate change.

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CLIMATE ACTION PLAN TIMELINE

May 2019 – Launch the regional GHG inventory project

October 2019 – Complete the regional GHG inventory and Climate Risk and Vulnerability Assessment

November 2019 – Technical workshop to present GHG inventory to stakeholders and to identify climate mitigation and adaptation measures for the region

February 2020 – Complete an analysis/quantification of mitigation actions

April 2020 – Draft the Climate Action Plan

June 2020 – Publish the Final Climate Action Plan

September 2020 – Project closure event and discussion of next steps (Climate Action Summit 2020)