Climate Resilience & Regeneration

Northampton is working to create an an aggressive climate adaptation framework.  This work consists of four phases:

1.  Create a Community Choice Aggregation in cooperation with other Pioneer Valley communities to become the default electric power supplier for the purpose of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. As part of our due diligence, and with funding from the Urban Sustainability Directors Network, we have explored what a cutting edge CCA (CCA 3.0) could look like for the most aggressive greenhouse gas emissions. That report is in DRAFT form at: Community Choice Aggregation DRAFT reports, The final report will be released on or about Feburary 28, 2020.

2. Build a comprehensive climate framework, Northampton’s Climate Resilience & Regeneration Plan in 2020.

3. Merge and update the Municipal Vulnerability plan and the Hazard Mitigation Plan to better prepare for big storm events and other weather changes made worse by climate change.

4. Update the Sustainable Northampton Comprehensive Plan, using resilience and regeneration framework in 2022.

Past reports include:
AIA Sustainable Design Assessment Team: SDAT 9.30.2015 presentation (PDF)
AIA SDAT Northampton Climate Adaptation and Mitigation report (PDF)