Anchorage Climate Action Plan

The Anchorage Climate Action Plan was adopted by the Anchorage Assembly on May 21, 2019. Download the Anchorage Climate Action Plan here.​

The Municipality of Anchorage Climate Action Strategy is derived from the Anchorage Climate Action Plan and outlines Municipal-led, high priority, and high impact actions that the Municipality will take in the near term. Download the Municipality of Anchorage Climate Action Strategy here.​

Find the 2020 Anchorage Climate Action Plan Annual Report (10).pdf, released 1.27.21

Check out the 2021 ​Anchorage Climate Action Plan Annual Report, released 5.31.22

Update: Anchorage 2015 and 2020 Community-wide Greenhouse Gas Inventory​, released 8.23.22

2015 Source Data | 2020 Source Data​​
Anchorage 2015 and 2020 Greenhouse Gas Inventory Infographic​

Webinar of Anchorage GHG Inventory Overview​​

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What is a Climate Action Plan?

A strategic framework for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to the impacts of climate change. Cities utilize climate action plans as roadmaps for achieving emissions reductions and improving community resilience.

The Anchorage Climate Action Plan takes into account community-wide greenhouse gas emissions, projected climate impacts, and the priorities and concerns of Anchorage residents. The plan prioritizes actions that result in substantial economic, environmental, and community benefits.

Development of the Anchorage Climate Action Plan was funded by the University of Alaska and the UAA Center for Community Engagement & Learning.

Climate Action Plan Updates:

​​​​​​​​​​​​In collaboration with the University of Alaska, the Municipality of Anchorage has created a Climate Action Plan that focuses on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for the impacts of climate change.​​​​​​

In the News​

Innovative loan program is designed to make Alaska's old buildings more energy efficient​, 8.31.22

Extreme weather is tormenting every U.S. region, and it's far from over,​ 6.14.22

As climate change reshapes Alaska's landscapes, tundra fires are getting worse, 6.14.22​

Alaska utilities plan $200M investment in grid to boost renewable power, increase reliability, 5.26.22​

Hilcorp warns Alaska utilities about uncertain Cook Inlet natural gas supplies​, 5.17.22

Dunleavy pitches energy transition to spur economy; utilities proceed with caution, 3.2.22​​

Governments have only a brief remaining window to avoid a much hotter and deadlier future, says major new UN science report, 2.28.22​

Study draws link between melting Arctic ice and Western U.S. fires that flare in the fall, 12.20.21​

​Scientists are analyzing data from Denali's Muldrow Glacier surge, which might unravel answers about the world's glaciers​, 11.14.21

At Denali National Park, climate change threatens the only road in and out​, 10.18.21

America's 'Last Frontier' is pioneering our clean energy future, by Jennifer Granholm​, 8.18.21

IPCC report is 'code red for humanity' ​​8.9.21 

He Wrote a Gardening Column. He Ended Up Documenting Climate Change.  7.28.21​

AEA Awards Nea​rly $1 Million for 9 EV Fast-Charging Stations 6.17.21

New climate normals show a warming picture for Alaska​, 5.4.21

A changing climate means more money spent on infrastructure in Alaska, 1.5.21

Global warming has profoundly transformed Arctic in just 15 years, report warns​

​​​Legislature Tackles Energy in Early Initiative​

Alaska Common Ground Event: Who's doing what about climate change in Anchorage and beyond, February 4, 6-8pm, 49th State Brewing​

Railbelt utilities sign historic agreement​

The Arctic may have crossed​ key threshold, emitting billions of tons of carbon into the air, in a long-dreaded climate feedback

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Alaska Common Ground: Anchorage Climate Action: 11.6.19

Renewable Energy Atlas of Alaska

Climate scientist visits Alaska, hosts public talks​

The Anchorage Bag Ban is coming: here's what you need to know

Alaska's wild-weather summer underscores our need to address climate change

Anchorage mayor unveils municipality's first, state's largest, rooftop solar project at Egan Center

Alaska’s climate frontier: Anchorage to cut carbon emissions by 80%

Anchorage Climate Action Plan adopted by Anchorage Assembly as City's roadmap

The Anchorage Assembly is set to vote on the city’s Climate Action Plan. Here’s what it would do.

With an Indigenous Perspective, Anchorage Seeks to Adapt to Climate Change Even If Alaska Doesn’t

New Anchorage climate plan calls for 80 percent cut to emissions by 2050

Looking to the future, Anchorage finalizes Climate Action Plan

Hundreds of Anchorage residents have responded to the city's Climate Action Plan

How much can a city like Anchorage cut down on carbon?

Steering Committee

Micah Hahn, UAA

Shaina Kilcoyne, Municipality of Anchorage

Catherine Kemp, Municipality of Anchorage

Libby Roderick, UAA

Shannon Donovan, UAA

Brian Brettschneider, UAF

Alex Long, Municipality of Anchorage

Chelsea Ward-Waller, UAA

Working Group Leads

Buildings and Energy

Erin Whitney, UAF

Land Use and Transportation

Shannon Donovan, UAA

Health and Emergency Preparedness

Micah Hahn, UAA; Stephanie Bauer, UAA

Urban Forest and Watersheds

Jennifer Schmidt, UAA

Consumption and Solid Waste

Aaron Dotson, UAA

Food Systems

Raymond Anthony, UAA; Rachael Miller, APU

Outreach and Education

Brian Brettschneider, UAF