The Town of Andover has released a final draft of the Town’s first Climate Action and Sustainability Plan (CAP). The comprehensive, 128-page document will serve as a roadmap for taking climate action and building resilience while aligning with regional and statewide efforts.
The CAP outlines a series of 37 recommended actions to advance the Town’s effort to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 in alignment with goals adopted by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and to reach carbon reduction benchmarks in 2030 and 2040.
The process to develop the Plan was initiated in July 2021, and entailed extensive public input and engagement with stakeholders. The planning process had nearly 1,000 touchpoints with community and municipal stakeholders, amassed through four well-attended community forums and a survey conducted earlier this year.
The Plan is organized into six priority sectors that relate either to how Andover emits carbon, or solutions for dealing with greenhouse gases that are already in the atmosphere: buildings, energy, mobility, natural resources, public health and safety, and waste.
Click here to view the full Town of Andover Climate Action & Sustainability Plan.