September 20, 2023
September 27, 2023
Environment Committee Meeting
September 28, 2023
Transportation Committee Meeting
The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission has received $1 million in planning grant funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through its Climate Pollution Reduction Grant (CPRG) funding program. This CPRG funding opportunity provides resources to eligible Metropolitan Planning Organizations to develop and implement plans for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and other harmful air pollutants. The $1 million will be used over a four-year period, with the first step focused on developing a Priority Climate Action Plan for the Lehigh Valley, which will be due on March 1, 2024, and will focus on Transportation Decarbonization.
The focus on emissions associated with transportation is an important focus due to an increasingly large portion of our regional greenhouse gas emissions are from this sector. Please join us for our upcoming WorkshopLV: Environment – Transportation Decarbonization (Priority Climate Action Plan) series. This workshop series will be held within LVTS, Environment Committee, and Transportation Committee virtual monthly meetings to provide further information on the CPRG grant, present an updated greenhouse gas inventory for the transportation sector, discuss the priority climate plan focused on transportation decarbonization as well as hear your input about the plan.
Greenhouse Gas Inventory
The Lehigh Valley Greenhouse Gas Inventory is a comprehensive analysis of how much carbon emissions are being produced by homes and businesses across the Lehigh Valley. It will serve as the basis for the first-ever Lehigh Valley Climate Action Plan, designed to set goals, policies and actions for how the region can reduce its carbon emissions in the coming years. That effort will begin later this year. The Action Plan process will include a robust community engagement campaign. Anyone who would like to get involved or get future updates on the Action Plan can email their contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Climate change presents an unprecedented challenge to our environment and way of life. Climate action has begun across the Lehigh Valley, but much work is ahead. Click here for the Regional Climate Action Assessment PDF. It is just the first step in our long-term effort to mitigate the impacts of climate change. Click "enter" below for the interactive Climate Action Assessment.
Climate Action evolves with the natural and human-made resources it is designed to protect. As such, the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission and Lehigh Transportation Study look at all plans and projects as a piece of the puzzle. This means that climate action is foundational. Several recent activities focused on climate action are here: