February SCAP Ad Hoc Committee Meeting

Published on February 03, 2022


Join Us for the February 10 S/CAP Ad Hoc Committee Meeting

We invite you to join the next S/CAP Ad Hoc Committee meeting that will focus on funding and financing building electrification.

Dr. Holmes Hummel, Founder and Executive Director of Clean Energy Works will present on the Pay-As-You-Save (PAYS) Utility Customer Project Financing Model, and Miriam Joffe-Block, Senior Manager at the California Hub for Energy Efficiency Financing will present on GoGreen Utility Customer Project Financing.

Registration in advance of the virtual meeting is required to watch the meeting in real time.

Register here today!

We welcome your input on sustainability and climate action topics. Share your feedback through the Sustainability and Climate Action Plan Update Survey or submit comments and questions to sustainability@cityofpaloalto.org.

Meeting materials will be posted on the S/CAP Ad Hoc Committee page in advance of the meeting.

Climate Action Plan Blog Series: Climate Impacts

Stay up to date with previous Ad Hoc Committee meetings by following the Climate Action Plan blog series.

On January 13, 2022, members of the community joined the Sustainability and Climate Action Plan (S/CAP) Ad Hoc Committee to discuss the health impacts of wildfires, climate adaptation planning efforts for wildfire protection, and sea level rise - including a preview of Palo Alto’s Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment. 

Notably at the January meeting, Marshall Burke, Stanford University Associate Professor in the Department of Earth System Science, discussed how wildfire risk is changing. Michael Wara, Director of the Climate and Energy Policy Program at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, discussed wildfire challenges. Jeremy Lowe, Senior Environmental Scientist at the San Francisco Estuary Institute, discussed the drivers of sea level rise (SLR) and SLR adaptation pathways.

Read on in this blog to learn more about the January 13 S/CAP Ad Hoc meeting, which focused on climate impacts from wildfires and sea level rise.

Previous Climate Action Plan Blogs can be found on the Sustainability News page.

The City of Palo Alto launched an update to the Sustainability and Climate Action Plan (S/CAP) in 2020 to help meet our City's sustainability goals, including our goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. The S/CAP Ad Hoc Committee was formed by City Council on April 19, 2021 to guide the development, implementation, communication, and future community engagement of the S/CAP. To watch recordings of previous S/CAP topic webinars and S/CAP Ad Hoc Meetings visit our S/CAP Community Engagement page.

The S/CAP Ad Hoc Committee is not subject to the requirements of the Brown Act. There will not be an agenda packet and minutes will not be taken. However, information about future meetings, including Open Town Hall Surveys, will be posted on our S/CAP Community Engagement page.

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