On December 1, 2020, Nevada released a State Climate Strategy, which establishes a framework to advance statewide climate action. The Strategy is an outcome of Governor Sisolak’s November 2019 Executive Order on Climate Change, and serves as a roadmap for state and local policymakers. The Strategy is centered on three goals: providing a framework for reducing Nevada’s greenhouse gas emissions across all economic sectors; laying the groundwork for the actions necessary to improve Nevada’s resiliency to current and future impacts of climate change; and establishing a Nevada-specific structure for continued, ongoing climate action across the state in-line with achieving Nevada’s climate goals.
“Nevada’s Climate Strategy is the product of extensive collaboration across the Administration. The Governor’s Office of Energy is pleased to have contributed to this framework promoting the expansion of renewable energy, energy efficiency and clean transportation to advance the State’s climate goals and economic recovery,” said David Bobzien, Director of the Nevada Governor’s Office of Energy.
The Strategy evaluates 17 climate mitigation policies against four metrics – GHG emissions-reduction potential, climate justice, economic implications, and implementation feasibility – and prioritizes environmental justice concerns among low-income communities, people of color, and indigenous populations. More information on Nevada’s State Climate Strategy can be found here: https://climateaction.nv.gov/.