Developing And Implementing a Citywide Climate Action Plan

As part of its strategy to combat climate change, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu opened the Office of Resilience and Sustainability, and brought in FUSE Fellow Siobhan Foley to develop and implement the city’s first Climate Action Strategy, which was introduced in July 2017. During the course of her fellowship, Siobhan gathered community-based feedback about the strategy via open houses and workshops and convened working groups to move its implementation forward. Her work will help city officials and community members to more clearly understand how energy, transportation, and waste issues are related to the city’s sustainability and resilience efforts and will help the city prepare for climate change and reduce its impact on the environment.

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