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Climate Action Plan

What is the Northeast Ohio Climate Action Plan?

A regional climate action plan creates a foundation for transformative action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, build resilience, and enhance equity. NOACA will design and carry out a climate action plan that integrates local initiatives and identifies opportunities to develop programs and policies at the regional scale.

The plan will include an inventory of current emissions, an assessment of resiliency and risk, and region-specific climate goals. Northeast Ohio residents will access information and data to enable meaningful conversations throughout the public engagement process.


Importantly, residents will have the chance to help shape and frame the plan by providing feedback on the plan's core components. NOACA will introduce an engagement process so we can work together to reach a low carbon future that supports the national goal of net-zero emissions by 2050.


With the help of its stakeholders, NOACA will follow a public engagement process to -INFORM -CONSULT -INVOLVE -COLLABORATE -EMPOWER throughout decision-making.

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NOACA'S Climate Action Plan Process


Taking Action on Climate Change

In December 2015, leaders of 196 countries adopted the Paris Agreement, which calls for holding global warming to well below 2°C, with a goal of staying below 1.5°C.” To remain below 2°C, global GHG emissions must peak by 2030, decline approximately 40-70% by 2050 (compared to 2010 levels), and reach near-zero levels by 2100. In 2020, President Joe Biden committed the United States to cutting its GHGs 50-52% by 2030, compared to a 2005 baseline.

Achieving this commitment will require action at all levels of government, including the metropolitan or regional level. To date, the City of Cleveland, City of Lakewood, City of Oberlin, Cuyahoga County, and the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) have all completed or are completing their own CAPs. NOACA’s regional CAP will incorporate and build upon the goals and actions outlined in these plans.

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