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Northampton has a four phase aggressive climate adaptation framework:
1. A comprehensive climate framework, Northampton’s Climate Resilience & Regeneration Plan (12.29.20 draft), with the final adoption expected in early 2021.
2. Planning for a regional joint powers entity for regional solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, with the first task forming a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) to become the default electric power supplier: Amherst-Pelham-Northampton CCA Task Force report. We have explored what CCAs can become to optimize for aggressive greenhouse gas emission reductions: Community Choice Aggregation 3.0 report and CCA 3.0 webinar.
3. A sustainability focused master plan, Sustainable Northampton Comprehensive Plan, which we expect to update in 2023 using our resilience and regeneration framework.
4. Our Municipal Vulnerability Program resilience action plan coordinated with our Hazard Mitigation Plan.
Past reports:AIA Sustainable Design Assessment Team: SDAT 9.30.2015 presentation (PDF) and Northampton Climate Adaptation and Mitigation report (PDF)