Cleveland Climate Action Plan (2018 Update), Cleveland, Ohio

Jurisdiction Name: Cleveland
State/Province: OH
Country: United States
Type of Government: Municipality
Population: 385,525
Population Range: 250,000 to 999,999
Policy Links: PDF
Policy type: plan
Year: 2018
GFC Topic: community food connections, community food production, community food security
Keywords: climate, climate change, climate resiliency, community engagement, economic development, economic viability, environment, environmental projects, environmental quality, environmental sustainability, equitable, food access, plan, sustainability, waste
Adopting Government Department(s):

Cleveland City Council

Lead Implementing Entity(s): Climate Action Advisory Committee; Mayor's Office of Sustainability
Support Entity(s):

City of Cleveland; Brendle Group; Cleveland Neighborhood Progress; ioby; The Racial Equity Institute; BrownFlynn; Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative; University at Buffalo

Funding Amount: $104,000 total for one year
Funding Sources: Funders' Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities, the George Gund Foundation, and the Cleveland Foundation
Policy Outcome(s):

This plan provides a comprehensive update on the climate action plan launched by the City of Cleveland in 2013. While many of the focus areas have remained the same over the course of the five years, this plan focuses on scaling up the strategies currently in place in order to increase access to those most in need. Attention was given into “equitably-driven sustainability and climate action,” through an community engagement process, which includes workshops, demographic diversity, and the joint identification of climate priorities by city officials and community residents. The priorities identified by city officials and community residents (i.e., social and racial equity; good jobs, green jobs; climate resilience; and business leadership) were addressed in each of the plan’s primary focus areas: energy efficiency and green building; clean energy; sustainable transportation; clean water and vibrant green space; and more local food, less waste. The latter point, which focuses on local food sourcing and waste reduction, is meant to achieve three specific goals (i.e., encouraging waste reduction and diversion in homes and businesses; reduce food waste and hunger; and enhance the local food system and resident access to high quality, affordable, healthy food) while increasing equity, access, economic viability, climate resiliency, and leadership.

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