Climate Change

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The City of Evanston is committed to fighting and preparing for the impacts of climate change. This webpage contains information relevant to the City's work in fighting and preparing for climate change including a history of significant actions and milestones by the City.

Mayor's Climate Action and Resilience Plan (CARP)CARP_color_600px_web

In late 2018, the Evanston City Council approved the Climate Action and Resilience Plan, which calls for carbon neutrality by 2050, zero waste by 2050 and 100% renewable electricity by 2030 among other goals. The plan was developed by a 17-member working group appointed by Mayor Stephen Hagerty. The plan identifies critical actions that need to be taken in order for Evanston to play its part in avoiding cataclysmic climate change as well as identifies key strategies in ensuring Evanston is prepared to deal with those climate hazards. The full plan can be found below.

Climate Action and Resilience Plan (pdf)

Evanston Specific Climate Hazards and Impacts

Climate Hazard: An extreme climate event or condition that can harm human health, livelihoods, or natural resources. It can include abrupt changes to the climate system such as extreme precipitation, storms, droughts, and heat waves.

 

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Climate Impact: The way that human, natural and built systems and infrastructure experience a climate change related phenomena or event. Climate Impacts include flooding infrastructure, decreased air quality and death/disease of native vegetation.

 

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Questions

If you have questions or concerns related to the above information please call 3-1-1 or email sustainability@cityofevanston.org.

Large Employer Climate Commitments
Evanston Climate Action Timeline
EPA Climate Change Website