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Richmond seeks community input on RVAgreen 2050 plan

The City of Richmond is asking for community input on RVAgreen 2050, a climate action and...
The City of Richmond is asking for community input on RVAgreen 2050, a climate action and resilience planning initiative.(Richmond City Government)
Published: Apr. 7, 2021 at 3:34 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The City of Richmond is asking for community input on RVAgreen 2050, a climate action and resilience planning initiative.

The goals are to “reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 45% by 2030, achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and help the community adapt to Richmond’s climate impacts of extreme heat, precipitation, and flooding.” The draft plan can be found, HERE.

The initiative will have the community at the forefront of planning the approach to climate impacts and mitigation.

“The city’s Office of Sustainability has created the RVAgreen 2050 Racial Equity & Environmental Justice Roundtable, a group of frontline community members with diverse lived experiences and paid for their time, and topical Working Groups composed of community stakeholders and city staff. These groups have begun to draft content for the first RVAgreen 2050 roadmap, which aims to achieve a 45% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and help the community adapt to Richmond’s climate impacts,” a release said.

Community members will be able to offer feedback from April 7 through April 30 in the comment section or during a virtual discussion on RVAgreen 2050.

A schedule for those events is listed below:

For more information on RVAgreen 2050, click here.

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