As part of the Truckee 2040 General Plan Update, the Town is developing two climate plans, a Climate Action Plan and a Climate Adaptation Plan. The Climate Action Plan addresses how we will reduce our GHG emissions, while the Climate Adaptation Plan addresses how we adapt to a climate that is already changing. Both of these plans will be incorporated into a new climate-focused element of the General Plan. This work is the culmination of an intensive and highly participatory, community-driven process. Each plan had its own steering committee which met monthly during the year-long process, in addition to multiple public and stakeholder workshops, online surveys, and pop-up events. This engagement resulted in real strategies that are unique for Truckee and our community. Please check out the final adaptation plan here. And you can follow the CAP process here.
The Town began developing its first Climate Action Plan in early 2019 in conjunction with the kickoff of the General Plan Update, and will be completed in early 2021. The Climate Adaptation Plan began in early 2019 and was completed in July 2020. Both plans will be integrated into the General Plan Update, which is targeting a 2022 adoption.
The policies and actions included in these plans lay the foundation for future climate action in Truckee, and provide a roadmap for reducing emissions in accordance with Council’s target of reducing GHG emissions 80% by 2040.