Clark County adopts climate, sustainability plan to guide policies

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Clark County commissioners on Tuesday adopted a local weather and sustainability plan, committing to promote environmentally pleasant policies.

The Clark County Sustainability and Climate Action Plan lays out the county’s method to operating operations with extra consideration to their environmental impression.

“The impacts of climate change are very real and they are upon us,” mentioned Clark County Commission Chairman Marilyn Kirkpatrick, Commission chair. “As a county set in the Mojave Desert, we know what’s at stake with our water and energy supply and intensifying heat island impacts. This plan recognizes those unique challenges.”

The Department of Environment and Sustainability will administer the plan, after growing the “All-In Clark County” effort by means of collaboration with different county departments, regional companions and consultants.

The plan’s aims embody selling sustainable practices and local weather motion inside county operations, growing and implementing policies that enhance the resilience of county operations, and serving as a mannequin for sustainable motion within the area.

The plan focuses on 5 areas of operations:

  • Clean, dependable power
  • Resiliency
  • Smart waste administration and discount
  • Sustainable transportation
  • Water conservation and safety

See and download the Sustainability and Climate Action Plan

“Sustainability isn’t just clean air and water,” mentioned Commissioner Justin Jones. “It’s about lowering energy costs, providing affordable housing, creating good-paying jobs and building a thriving, diverse economy and a vibrant, livable community for generations to come.”

The subsequent steps for the All-In Clark County initiative are to develop a County operations implementation technique, adopted by a community-wide sustainability and local weather motion plan.

Commissioner James Gibson known as All-In Clark County a “roadmap to a sustainable future.”

“It’s crucial we develop innovative solutions that preserve our resources, support responsible access to surrounding public lands and open our economy to new jobs and new industries that will propel Clark County forward,” Gibson mentioned.