The CCAP Implementation Progress Report highlights actions that have been taken by the City and community, including data and metrics that measure progress toward achieving the three stated goals of Raleigh's Community Climate Action Plan:
1. Achieving City Council's goal of an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050
2. Addressing climate equity with all CCAP actions
3. Building community resilience to the impacts of climate change.
This report demonstrates the breadth and depth of climate work that has been undertaken by the City and community. The report shares updates on projects and programs from across City of Raleigh departments and our community that have impact on greenhouse gas emissions, equity and resilience. These include energy efficiency and renewable energy, transportation and transit initiatives, expanded green infrastructure, and community engagement initiatives.
Key updates included in the plan are:
- Data on energy efficient buildings in Raleigh, including community and City of Raleigh LEED and Energy Star certified buildings
- Installed solar capacity growth in Raleigh and City programs to expand solar access to Raleigh residents
- Changes to the North Carolina energy mix as our energy utilities shift toward more renewable energy sources
- City programs to promote multi-modal transit and clean transportation options including GoRaleigh, Cardinal Bikeshare, pedestrian and bicycle improvements
- Transportation electrification updates and progress toward electrifying City of Raleigh fleet vehicles and maintenance equipment, and supporting the transition to electric vehicles in the community
- Waste management and waste reduction programs
- Expanding access to green stormwater infrastructure
- Pollinator, urban agriculture and community garden programs
- Urban heat island mapping and mitigation work