Climate Action

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The city of Sedona is working with the community to create our first Climate Action Plan.

What is a Climate Action Plan?
Climate Action Plans are comprehensive road maps that outline the specific activities that a community will take to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change.

The Sedona Climate Action Plan will create a strategy for coordinating climate preparedness and emissions reductions activities. The Plan will take into account the projected climate changes in the Verde Valley, Sedona's greenhouse gas emissions, community vulnerabilities, and the priorities, ideas and concerns of Sedona residents. The Plan will recommend the actions that achieve the greatest emission reductions or improve community resiliency.

We aim to build a plan that will rally the community around strong climate actions that have multiple community benefits.

Why a Climate Action Plan?
The Sedona City Council identified environmental sustainability as a high priority. Development of the Climate Action Plan is an integral component of protecting Sedona's natural environment and a best practice for municipalities that want to reduce emissions and prepare for climate change.

Understanding a community's vulnerability to climate change impacts is just the first step. Creating a Plan to move forward and address vulnerabilities with a sustainable mindset in necessary for preparing for future climate conditions.

In Sedona, climate change is impacting temperatures, water availability and wildfire risk. These changes threaten Sedona's natural resources, economy, infrastructure and quality of life. The Climate Action Plan will be a strategic road map to guide the Sedona community in preparing for climate risks, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and protecting the well-being of residents for decades to come.

Learn more about how climate change is affecting the Verde Valley in Sedona's Climate Profile.

How did we get here?

Climate Plan Development Timeline
August 2019 - April 2020: Plan Foundations (Conducted greenhouse gas inventories and developed climate profile)
March - October 2020: Community Conversations and Plan Development

How do you get involved?
We want your feedback! Share your thoughts in this survey. The survey focuses on the community's vision, priorities, and concerns about taking action on climate change. Your input will be used to inform the ultimate vision, goals, and actions of the Plan. If you have questions about the Plan, please contact McKenzie Jones at

The public is encouraged to attend a virtual open house on one of the following dates.  

  • Monday, June 8, 2020 from 4:30 - 5:45 p.m. - Register here
  • Tuesday, June 9, 2020 from 10:00 - 11:15 a.m. - Register here.
  • Thursday, June 11, 2020 from 5:30 - 6:45 p.m. - Register here.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.