Proposed FNSB Climate Action and Adaptation Plan

  1. Summary

The FNSB Climate Action & Adaptation Plan (CAAP) is about preparing for and mitigating climate change to protect the health, safety, and well-being of borough residents. The plan will focus on borough operations, including FNSB facilities, policies, and practices.

Within the FNSB, there are 457 employees and approximately 110 temporary employees. The Borough owns over 90 major buildings totaling approximately 3.2 million square feet. Approximately 2.4 million square feet are operated by the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District and the remaining 780 thousand square feet are operated by the Fairbanks North Star Borough. Additionally, the Borough has over 150 other facilities such as parks, sporting fields, cabins, playgrounds, recreation areas, and the Tanana River Levee. 

The CAAP will focus primarily on borough-managed infrastructure but will hopefully act as a catalyst to spur and support additional grassroots community-wide action on climate change.

The CAAP will include goals and strategies to: 

1.    Reduce the borough’s contributions to climate change by lowering greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and

2.    Adapt borough operations to better prepare for climate change effects.

In other words, the CAAP is focused on making borough operations more sustainable and resilient in the face of a changing climate.  

  1. How to Participate in the Development of the CAAP
  1. Plan Documents
  1. History of Climate Planning in the FNSB
  1. Supporting Documents