Las Vegas-area adopts climate and sustainability plan

February 17, 2021 GMT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Clark County commissioners in Nevada have adopted a climate and sustainability plan committed to promote environmentally conscious policies.

The Clark County Sustainability and Climate Action Plan provides guidelines for how the county will incorporate environmental impact into its operations.

“The impacts of climate change are very real and they are upon us,” said Clark County Commission Chair Marilyn Kirkpatrick. “As a county set in the Mojave Desert, we know what’s at stake with our water and energy supply and intensifying heat island impacts. This plan recognizes those unique challenges.”


The plan will focus on areas such as clean energy, sustainable transportation and water conservation.

“It’s crucial we develop innovative solutions that preserve our resources, support responsible access to surrounding public lands and open our economy to new jobs and new industries that will propel Clark County forward,” said Commissioner James Gibson.