Community feedback sought to establish a framework for mitigating and adapting to climate change on Cape Cod
Barnstable, MA: The Cape Cod Commission has announced a series of community meetings scheduled for October 2019 to solicit input on planning priorities, concerns, and barriers to moving climate adaptation and mitigation actions forward throughout the region. Cape Cod faces unique challenges due to its geography and geology, historic connection to the sea, and the number of residences, businesses and critical infrastructure located in its most vulnerable areas. The extent of threats facing the Cape Cod region requires coordinated action and broad community efforts.
The community meeting discussion will influence a strategic framework and collaborative approach to the region’s contributions to and threats from climate change. The meetings are intended for participants from the public and private sectors, non-profits and other interested citizens.
During the meetings, Commission staff will share information from ongoing coastal resilience and climate related work, including a process for establishing a regional greenhouse gas emissions baseline and progress toward identifying potential locations for electric vehicle charging stations. Staff will discuss new tools available to communities to adapt and respond to the ever-increasing impacts along the coastline.
The Cape Cod Commission invites public participation at these community meetings:
- Monday, October 21, 2019 at 9 am, Chatham Community Center, 702 Main Street, Chatham
- Monday, October 21, 2019 at 1 pm, Wellfleet Council on Aging, 715 Old Kings Highway, Wellfleet
- Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 10 am, Mashpee Library, 64 Steeple Street, Mashpee
- Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 6 pm, Cape Cod and Islands Association of Realtors, 22 Mid Tech Drive, Yarmouth