iCAP Resilience Team had their last meeting of the academic year on Tuesday, April 25th, at 1PM. The team edited the Carbon Offset Statement. The team will send this this statement as a recommendation format to the iWG.
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Resilience iCAP Team (Ongoing)
Recent Project Updates
Resilience iCAP Team had its online April meeting on Friday, April 14th, at 1 PM. The team had two guests: Annie Cebulski and Kejsi Ago.
The Resilience Commitment is focused on climate adaptation and community capacity-building to deal with a changing climate and resulting extremes.
iCAP Teams report annually on progress made toward Illinois Climate Action Plan (iCAP) objectives in their area of focus, and the Resilience Team advocates for achieving the iCAP 2020 objectives related to community resilience.
The Resilience iCAP Team, formed in 2019, was charged because of a joint climate resilience proclamation from the University of Illinois and the cities of Urbana and Champaign. This Team will carry on the work previously begun by the Champaign County Climate Resilience Task Force, bringing campus and the greater community together to address what must be done to prepare for vulnerabilities to extreme weather and other results of climate change.
This team focuses on the objectives found in Chapter 8 of the iCAP 2020:
8.1 Develop a coordinated urban biodiversity master plan by FY24 to make the Champaign, Urbana, Savoy, and campus metro area a model for biodiversity.
8.2 Coordinate rainwater management plans for the entire urbanized areas of Champaign, Urbana, Savoy, and the university. Starting in FY21, share the total number of green infrastructure locations on the iCAP Portal on an annual basis.
8.3 Develop a collaborative plan for environmental justice that will assess metro area resilience and actively address related issues. The plan will be written and publicized by FY24.
8.4 Take leadership in addressing the most pressing sustainability challenges in our local communities through collaboration with local governments and related community groups, by forming an advisory panel for coordinating efforts across jurisdictional boundaries. By FY24, select at least three major local sustainability issues to address and identify lead agency and key stakeholders.
8.5 By FY23, collaborate with colleges and community groups to inventory existing certification opportunities for green jobs and identify gaps.
8.6 Support Vision Zero as a county-wide goal for safe and sustainable transportation.
8.7 Establish a local offsets program by FY24.
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Primary Contact:Asli Topuzlu
Project Leader:Stacy Gloss and Scott Tess
- Jennifer Fraterrigo
- Morgan White
- Meredith Moore
- Scott Tess
- Stacy Gloss
- Warren Lavey
- Asli Topuzlu
- Lisa Merrifield
- Lacey Rains Lowe
- Katie Simpson
- Constance Brown
- Bob Flider
- Marcus Ricci
- Nichole Millage
- Helen Anil
- Gabriella Zervakis
- Linda Derhak
- Micah Kenfield
- Ximing Cai
- Dennis Donaldson
- Anne Tong
- Alec Van Patten
Proposed January 1, 2016Proposed by Ben McCallApproved March 2, 2016Approved by Interim Chancellor Barb Wilson