The following text was sent out via email on September 16, 2022. Sign up for PEC email alerts →
A Look at Local Climate Change Impacts
You have heard from PEC in the past about how climate change is impacting our communities in Albemarle. Today I want to share with you a great opportunity to learn more about climate-related impacts and climate resilience planning in Albemarle.
You may remember that earlier this year, The Piedmont Environmental Council was proud to partner with Albemarle County, Resilient Virginia, Green Fin Studio, and climate modeling engineering firm Sobis to analyze the risks and vulnerabilities associated with climate changes within Albemarle County. The resulting report was published in June and underscores the need for climate resilience planning as part of the current Comprehensive Plan update process.
View the full report, summary document, StoryMap and related videos featuring Albemarle County residents and leaders at pecva.org/climate. And this Thursday, Sept. 29, join the County for an event focused on the report and what comes next.
Climate Resilience Planning: Understanding Local Impacts
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Albemarle County Office Building
401 McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Join Albemarle County for a discussion of the main conclusions of the Climate Vulnerability and Risk Assessment report, published in June 2022, and an overview of the next steps in building resilience as a community and local government.
The event will begin with an overview of the report’s key takeaways, followed by a panel discussion by local experts to help make sense of these themes within the daily lives of community members. It will close with an outline of next steps in preparing for resilience, including our community engagement process to help develop a climate adaptation resilience plan.
We hope to see you on the 29th. Participation from local residents is critically important for building momentum around this issue, so bring a friend as well!
And, on behalf of PEC, I encourage you to learn more about how climate change affects our communities by visiting the County’s Climate Protection webpage and to get involved with the entire Comprehensive Plan update process by visiting engage.albemarle.org.
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out.
Rob McGinnis PLA FASLA
Senior Land Use Field Representative
Albemarle County and Greene County