ERG-Supported Climate Action Plan Wins Second Sustainability Award

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The City of Alameda’s Climate Action and Resiliency Plan (CARP), produced with support from ERG in 2020, has been honored with the Helen Putnam Award for Excellence in Planning and Environmental Quality. The annual award recognizes outstanding achievements and community contributions by California’s cities. In developing the CARP—which aims to increase Alameda’s resilience to climate change and ensure a sustainable and healthy environment, society, and economy—ERG provided expertise in geographic information systems; economics; greenhouse gas mitigation; and adaptation to sea level rise, wildfire smoke, heat, drought, and street flooding across all city sectors. Notably, the CARP was also among the first adopted climate action plans in the United States to include a social vulnerability analysis. Prior to winning the Helen Putnam Award for Excellence, the CARP won first place in the American Public Works Association (APWA) Northern California Chapter’s 2020 Sustainability Practices Project Award.

 

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