Climate Action Plan


In 2018, the City of Fayetteville adopted its Energy Action Plan, which focused on steps the City could take to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions generated throughout the community. Since then, the City has made significant energy improvements. This includes a 10-Megawatt solar power array, expanded sidewalk and trail infrastructure and a food waste composting program for Fayetteville residents.

Now, the City is developing a new, comprehensive Climate Action Plan. This plan continues the commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adds a new focus on nature-based solutions to help reduce the impacts of climate change.

Together, we can help make Fayetteville more sustainable and resilient.

Public Input Opportunities

A series of public input opportunities were offered in 2023 so that Fayetteville residents could help shape this plan and identify priorities by providing ideas and feedback.

Engage Online

A Public Input Questionnaire was hosted on Speak Up Fayetteville, the City's public engagement platform. This survey closed in May 2023.

Engage In-Person

As series of in-person public engagement events were held so that residents could share their input.

  • Fayetteville Farmers Market - Sat., April 15, 9 a.m. - noon
  • Marion Orton Recycling Center - Sat., April 22, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Fayetteville Public Library - Thurs., April 20, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Bryce Davis Park - Mon., May 8, 5 - 7 p.m.

What is this Project?

To plan for climate change and its local impacts on Fayetteville, the City is creating a Climate Action Plan. The goal of the Climate Action Plan will be to inform future policies, programs and actions undertaken by the City and to assist the City in its efforts to remain resilient to the anticipated changes in the climate to preserve the quality of life for those who live, work and play in Fayetteville. 

The Climate Action Plan will be made up of two parts: the Energy Action Plan and Nature-based Solutions. The Energy Action Plan is an existing document created by the City but will be updated to better reflect the current goals of the City. The Nature-based Solutions (NBS) document will be developed to establish goals and strategies that improve ecosystem resilience in the City. 

As part of the NBS effort, each parcel within the City of Fayetteville planning area is being assessed regarding their value for providing ecosystem services to help mitigate the anticipated changes to the region’s climate, including intense rainfall, flash flooding, heat waves and drought.

View a list of Terminology and Definitions for terms found within the Climate Action Plan.

Learn More

View educational boards that provide detail on the progress and structure of the Climate Action Plan, Nature-based solutions and Fayetteville's goals related to waste and transportation, energy and water, ecosystem services, ecosystem resilience, carbon sequestration and storage and climate equity and climate justice:

How did this Project Come to Be?

In November 2021, Fayetteville’s City Council passed Resolution 288-21, requesting the addition of an Ecosystem Services Plan to the City’s existing Energy Action Plan. Combined, these two plans will form a Climate Action Plan for the City of Fayetteville.