The Montgomery County Consortium of Communities, in collaboration with the Montgomery County Planning Commission, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, and Bucknell University, is currently developing a Regional Climate Action Plan (RCAP) to make Montgomery County a more healthy, equitable, resilient, and sustainable community.
The goal of the RCAP is to act as a guide that Montco. municipalities can use to anticipate and respond equitably to the wide-ranging impacts of a changing climate.
Stages & Timeline of Climate Action Planning in Montco.
As part of this process, the following actions have occurred:
- SUMMER 2020 - Technical Group Formed - The Consortium's Regional Climate Action Plan Technical Group was formed in summer 2020 to coordinate data collection, public engagement, and the overall development of the RCAP.
- FALL 2020 - GHG Emissions Study Completed - The Technical Group completed a community inventory of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of 2018 data in Dec. 2020.
- EARLY SPRING 2021 - Steering Committee Established - A Volunteer Steering Committee was formed comprised of elected officials from across Montgomery County in March 2021 to advise the Technical Group and provide preliminary recommendations on climate action strategies.