NET ZERO EMISSIONS
Resolution and action plan
Williamstown passed a resolution at the June 2021 Town Meeting to adopt a net zero emissions resolution proposing the Town of Williamstown pursue a Net Zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions goal consistent with the GHG limits established by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The resolution requires developing and implementing a comprehensive climate action plan by 2023 in collaboration with the community whereby we:
take action to support clean, efficient, affordable, renewable technologies and approaches to heating, cooling and powering our homes and businesses; fueling our vehicles; minimizing and disposing of waste; and other activities to achieve a Net Zero GHG emissions goal;
include consideration of our Net Zero GHG emissions goal and climate change impacts in all municipal decisions and planning and procurement activities;
take action to prepare for the impacts of a changing climate;
ensure that our climate actions recognize the needs of vulnerable members of our community and are inclusive and equitable;
employ strategies consistent with the road map outlined in state policies and legislation.