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 City of Binghamton New York - Mayor Kraham Announces Climate Action Plan 20 September 2022 ( news )

City of Binghamton New York - Mayor Kraham Announces Climate Action Plan 20 September 2022 ( news )

City of Binghamton , state New York
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   Mayor Kraham Announces City of Binghamton Will Develop New Climate Action Plan
   Plan Will Outline Strategies for Climate Resilience , Reducing City’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions
    ( BINGHAMTON , N . Y . )
   —
   Mayor Jared M . Kraham on Tuesday announced the City of Binghamton will develop a new climate action plan outlining science - based strategies for climate resilience and reducing the City’s greenhouse gas emissions .
   Photo by NASA Earth Observatory
&......nbsp;  “Cities across America are stepping up and leading to solve one of the most urgent challenges of our time , ” said
   Mayor Jared M . Kraham
    . “With a new climate action plan , Binghamton will be well - positioned over the next decade to lead our community in sustainability , securing state and federal resources to address flooding and climate change , and attracting the green jobs of the future . ”
   This fall , the City will issue a request for qualified firms ( RFQ ) to work with City officials and community stakeholders to develop a new climate action plan .
   Climate action plans are customized , comprehensive roadmaps for measuring and reducing greenhouse gas emissions . The plans typically outline specific , concrete actions municipalities or other entities can take to meet goals for lower emissions . As part of the action plan , the City will pursue certification as part of New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Climate Smart Communities program .
   The City’s first climate action plan was completed in 2011 .
   “To take climate action , we must also support the transition to a clean energy economy , ” said
   Per Stromhaug , Associate Vice President of Innovation and Economic Development at Binghamton University
    . “We look forward to supporting the City in the development of a Climate Action Plan that will best position local clean energy and clean technology businesses , such as those housed at the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator , to secure state and federal dollars , create job opportunities , and find success right here in the Binghamton business community . ”
   The estimated cost of the plan is $75 , 000 . Funding approval will be submitted to City Council for review at its Oct . 3 work session .
   In 2017 , Binghamton became the first City in the Southern Tier to be designated a Clean Energy Community by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority ( NYSERDA ) .
   As part of the David administration , Mayor Kraham spearheaded efforts to make the City of Binghamton a leader in sustainability , including expanding the City’s electric vehicle ( EV ) fleet , streamlining the permitting process for solar panels and EV charging stations , and transitioning municipal operations to 100 percent renewable electricity .
   



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