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Juneau's Response to Climate Change


In 2007 a panel of scientists was convened to advise the CBJ on the present and projected impacts of climate change on Juneau.  Their report pointed out many of the impacts noted above.   CLIMATE CHANGE: PREDICTED IMPACTS ON JUNEAU

As a result, the CBJ joined the ICLEI Cities for Climate Protection Campaign.  CBJ Resolution 2397 - CBJ joins ICLEI (March 2007)

The CBJ also began the steps recommended by ICLEI, including a baseline inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emissions for the CBJ.   CBJ Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory for 2007-March 2009

This was followed by a contract to develop a Climate Action Plan to guide the community in addressing and reducing climate impacts. This was adopted by the CBJ Assembly in November, 2011. It includes a goal of reducing CBJ greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by the year 2032.  Juneau Climate Action & Implementation Plan, Nov 2011

 The Juneau Commission on Sustainability has made implementation of the plan a priority.  This website is one of the products recommended in the plan.

Many of the top actions recommended in the plan are things that will reduce or shift energy use, save money over the long run, and make CBJ household, businesses, and local government more resilient in the face of uncertainty about future fossil fuel costs, economic conditions, and government policies in response to climate change.