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Documents and Recommendations

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EN-ROADS Climate Change Solutions Simulator

En-ROADS is a transparent, freely-available policy simulation model that provides policymakers, educators, businesses, the media, and the public with the ability to explore, for themselves, the likely consequences of energy, economic growth, land use, and other policies and uncertainties, with the goal of improving their understanding. The simulation runs on an ordinary laptop in a fraction of a second, is available online, offers an intuitive interface, has been carefully grounded in the best available science, and has been calibrated against a wide range of existing integrated assessment, climate and energy models.

Use the EN-ROADS tool at the Climate Interactive website

North Carolina State University Capstone Project 

North Carolina State University course ES400, Analysis of Environmental Issues, is a capstone course for students in environmental sciences or related majors ( For 2019, the ES400 course focused on data from Chatham County, NC, to understand environmental issues affecting the County that may be related to climate change. Five study groups were formed: (1) Wetlands Conservation, (2) Community Engagement, (3) Energy Efficiency, (4) Agriculture and Forestry, and (5) Transportation. Each study group produced a final presentation on their topic, and presented the information to members of the Climate Change Committee and State and County staff members on May 7, 2019. The final presentations were provided by the University's  instructor and are below.

Group 1- Wetlands Conservation

Group 2- Community Engagement

Group 3- Energy Efficiency

Group 4- Agriculture and Forestry

Group 5- Transportation

Summary of Reports from Climate Change Advisory Committee

Additional Resources

2015 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory for Chatham County Updated June 2017

Forestlands and Farmlands Subcommittee Recommendations and Report June 2017

Global Warming Short Piece August 2015

Climate Change Committee - Established September 2015

Forest Agriculture

State of the Environment in Chatham County June 2011

Climate Action Plan November 2017