Omaha to develop action plan to combat climate change

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Posted at 12:17 PM, Nov 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-05 13:17:09-04

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha plans to join hundreds of other U.S. cities by trying to come up with strategies to combat climate change.

The Omaha World-Herald reported Thursday that while the Nebraska Legislature has rejected calls for a statewide plan, Omaha will lead a metropolitan area climate action plan expected to be funded with a mix of public and private money.

Climate plans typically involve identifying where a community is most vulnerable to severe weather, its contribution to global warming, what needs to be done and measurable steps.

A consultant is expected to be hired by mid-2022, and it may take a year or longer after that before a plan is ready.