Climate Action Plan
Irvington is working with CAPI, the Climate Action Planning Institute, an initiative of ICLEI, the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives, the Hudson Valley Regional Council and the County, working with 8 other Westchester municipalities to create a Climate Action Plan. The first meeting was held Feb 2, 2023 and the process will take place over 16 months.
As the first step in creating a Climate Action Plan, Irvington has collected and analyzed the data for the Ivington Government Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report which can be seen here. A simplified slidedeck was presented to the Village Board of Trustees on Aug 16, 2024 which can be watched here from :47. After meeting with Department Heads, a preliminary overview of mitigation strategies was assembled in a presentation deck for the Board of Trustees which you can watch here, from 1:15. We are currently forecast modeling greenhouse gas emissions reductions with these mitigation strategies in mind, to help prioritize strategies to meet emissions goals.
Starting February 8, 2024, the Climate Planning Committee embarked on CAPI Adapt, a yearlong process to create a Climate Vulnerability Assessment and a Climate Adaptation Chapter for the Climate Action Plan.
A Climate Action Plan workshop for residents will be held March 6th, 7pm at the Library. See all details on our Events page here.
Examples Climate Action plans:
County Hazard Mitigation Plan, Irvington Chapter focused on preventative ordinance and code.