City of Ann Arbor Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Plan

Start Date: 
Sep 1, 2002
End Date: 
May 1, 2003
City of Ann Arbor

On October 20, 1997, the City Council of Ann Arbor voted to adopt the necessary statutes committing the City to the Cities for Climate Protection (CCP) campaign - an international program with the aim to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by encouraging local action.  The International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) developed the CCP campaign. In the winter of 2001, David Konkle, Ann Arbor’s Energy Coordinator, sought the help of a Master’s Project team to devise a strategy for the City to achieve its commitment to the CCP campaign. The Team developed this Master’s Project to further the City’s efforts to reduce local GHG emissions and set the groundwork for cultivating a viable Local Action Plan. The primary objectives of the Master’s Project are as follows:

1. Raise local awareness and understanding of the social, environmental, and economic benefits of reducing GHGs on a local and global scale

2. Identify and quantify GHGs emitted by the City of Ann Arbor from 1990 to present, and project future emissions values to 2050 based on historic and future trends

3. Identify and quantify the City of Ann Arbor’s emissions reductions accomplishments since 1990

4. Identify a politically and economically feasible GHG emissions reduction target for the City of Ann Arbor to achieve by 2020

Prentice Foundation
Air/Water Emissions
Energy Consumption
Environmental Impact
LCA Method
Sustainability Indicators
Urban Development
Greenhouse Gas
Climate Change
Sustainable Communities