Location State of Nevada
Client State of Nevada, Conservation and Natural Resources Division of Environmental Protection
Client Type State Government
Population (2021): 3,060,000
Schedule October 2023 – June 2027
SSG is the lead consultant on a project to develop Priority and Comprehensive Climate Action Plans for the State of Nevada. The plans will identify opportunities to reduce emissions while considering the concerns and experiences of Nevadans and maximizing cost savings and health benefits tied to energy efficiency, renewable energy, and other elements of climate action.
The plan covers Nevada’s 16 counties and one independent city (Carson City). These regions are home to the Wa She Shu (Washoe), Numu (Northern Paiute), Newe (Western Shoshone), and Nuwu (Southern Paiute) Tribes, which are being consulted as a part of the planning process.
Though the state reported a 5% increase in median household income between 2020 and 2021, 200 communities qualify as disadvantaged in 2022. These communities have low incomes and face additional challenges, such as a high level of exposure to wildfires and other climate hazards, relatively high energy costs, poor air quality, relatively high rates of illness, low-quality housing, and pollution, among other factors identified by climate and economic justice indicators. The plan will include measures to decrease these inequities.
The project is funded by a Climate Pollution Reduction Grant from the Environmental Protection Agency. Learn more about our Climate Pollution Reduction Grants services and projects.
Services: Priority Climate Action Plan (PCAP) and Comprehensive Climate Action Plan (CCAP)
Tools: CityInSight Community (for the CCAP)
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SSG’s work is carried out on unceded and unsurrendered Indigenous territories, ranging from the traditional lands of the Michif Piyii in the North to the Huilliche in the South; from Hul'qumi'num Peoples in the West to the Mi'kma’qi in the East.
SSG recognizes that land acknowledgements alone are insufficient. We are committed to educating ourselves about the lands we are on and ensuring that our work contributes to healing and decolonization.
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