Updating the NH Climate Action Plan
The year, with support from a Climate Pollution Reduction Grant from the EPA, the NH Department of Environmental Services is updating the NH Climate Action Plan.
The goals of the New Hampshire Climate Pollution Reduction Program are to:
- Reduce greenhouse gas emissions while supporting the creation of good jobs and lowering energy costs for families.
- Empower community-driven solutions in neighborhoods overburdened from pollution and impacts of climate change by directly seeking input from those communities. Under Justice40 guidance, the program’s goal is to have 40% of overall benefits flow to these communities.
- Deliver cleaner air by reducing harmful air pollution in places where people live, work, play and go to school.
Part of this work is community engagement events through New Hampshire Listens to gather community feedback. Cross-sector stakeholder gatherings bring together advocates, non-profits, regional and city or town planners, association leaders, and so on to talk about priorities and projects that are essential elements of NH's Priority Climate Action Plan.
NRRA Members may be interested in joining the upcoming Stakeholder meeting on Thursday, February 8th at 3pm.
For an example of the stakeholder work, notes from the November stakeholder meeting show the results from a breakout group on waste management (below). Participants were asked to share “near-term, high-priority, implement ready projects to reduce emissions where you live, work, learn, and play.”