The Port of Bellingham is in the process of developing a Climate Action Strategy (Strategy) to mitigate for and adapt to the effects of climate change, with an early focus on greenhouse gas mitigation and sea level rise. The Port has already taken significant steps on these issues, by increasing energy efficiency and reducing waste across its extensive aviation, maritime and real estate operations, and beginning to integrate new sea level rise modeling in capital projects. Developing a Climate Action Strategy will help the Port build on these important efforts and enhance community, environmental and economic health for future generations. The Strategy is adaptable and iterative as Port operations change and mitigation and adaptation approaches evolve.
What’s Happening Now
Currently, the Port project team is working to:
finalize a Vulnerability Assessment focused on sea level rise and storm surges
develop a pilot sea level rise vulnerability assessment for a high priority area
develop targets to reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions, including identifying specific strategies, goals and actions needed to accomplish them.
This webpage will be regularly updated with photos, documents and opportunities for input.