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Sonoran officials ask for input on climate change plan

Published: Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 3:02pm
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Sonoran leaders have created a plan to address the impacts of climate change in the state. And they're asking the public for feedback.

The new State Climate Change Program (Peccs) is meant as a roadmap to help Sonoran leaders mitigate the effects of climate change on the state.

Armando Barajas, head of the state’s Ecology and Sustainable Development Commission (Cedes), presented the plan this week. He says Sonora is particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, including extreme temperatures and drought.

The plan outlines 47 actions to mitigate those impacts, focusing on sectors such as energy, transportation, agriculture, waste disposal and urban development. Many of the strategies in the 150-page document are meant to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Others address societal impacts of expected rising temperatures and water scarcity.

The public has until Feb. 1 to submit comments.

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