Climate Action Plan

First Phase of Climate Action Planning is Now Complete

The first planning phase of the EPA Climate Pollution Reduction Grants (CPRG) has now been completed! The Nashua Regional Planning Commission, along with six other RPCs and RPAs (Regional Planning Agencies) in both MA and NH, have been involved in the development of the Priority Climate Action Plan (PCAP) for the Greater Boston region. Completing the PCAP is the first step of the planning process for the CPRG, which will continue through August 2025 and culminate with developing a Comprehensive Climate Action Plan (CCAP) for the region. Together, the PCAP and CCAP comprise the first-ever Greater Boston Climate Action Plan (GBCAP), which will be used to guide climate action at both the local and regional levels in the near-term (2030) and the long-term (2050). Both plans also include a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory for their respective areas. The NRPC also helped facilitate an in-person community engagement session for the New Hampshire Priority Climate Action Plan, developed in January. The outcomes from this session, along with online community engagement sessions, have provided valuable input to both PCAPs.

The final Greater Boston Climate Action Plan can be found here. The New Hampshire Climate Action Plan, developed by the NH Department of Environmental Services, is available here.  Stay tuned for more details as we move forward in this exciting region wide climate action planning process!