Princeton's Climate Action Plan is a strategic plan focused on two goals: reducing the community's greenhouse gas emissions and making the community more resilient to the impacts of climate change already upon us. The development of the plan, led by Sustainable Princeton, took place over 18+ months. More than 50 committee members with topic expertise participated in working groups that focused on the five sectors of the Climate Action Plan: Energy, Resiliency, Land Use & Transportation, Natural Resources, and Materials Management. Within the five sectors, the draft of the Princeton Climate Action Plan identifies 13 objectives and 85 action items, each of which resulted from extensive deliberation, stakeholder input, community consideration, as well as forecasting and data analysis. The plan is available for public review and feedback until May 31 at sustainableprinceton.org/climate-action-plan
A collective of University students, faculty, and community members -- led by Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment faculty member Eric Larson and 2018 Princeton graduate Will Atkinson -- has begun analysis of the emission reduction potential of strategies included within the plan. The valuable analysis developed by this group, known as the Climate Action Plan Emission Reduction Strategies (CAPERS) team, is helping the town's decision makers to determine prioritization of the identified strategies.