Jackson County, MO Climate Protection Planning Process
Status: Adopted on 8/26/06
RESOLUTION # 16010
A RESOLUTION requesting the County Executive to undertake a Climate Protection Planning Process for Jackson County, Missouri.
WHEREAS, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), an international assemblage of scientists, has found that climate disruptions, such as rising global sea levels and nine of the ten hottest years on record occurring in the past decade, is a reality and that human activities are largely responsible for increasing concentrations of greenhouse gas emissions; and,
WHEREAS, many leading U. S. companies have adopted greenhouse gas reduction programs to demonstrate corporate social responsibility; and,
WHEREAS, state and local governments throughout the United States are adopting emission reduction programs; and,
WHEREAS, many cities throughout the nation, both large and small, are reducing greenhouse gas emissions through programs that provide economic and quality of life benefits such as reduced energy bills, green space preservation, air quality improvements, reduced traffic congestion, improved transportation choices, job creation, and economic growth through energy conservation and new energy technologies; now therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED by the County Legislature of Jackson County, Missouri, that the County Executive is hereby requested to undertake a Climate Protection Planning Process for the County in active consultation with the community, conduct an inventory of existing county programs and measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and,
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Jackson County will work in conjunction with International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI), the Mid America Regional Council, the City of Kansas City, MO and their task forces and other appropriate organizations to develop a Climate Protection Plan for the County.