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Integrated Sustainability Action Plan

The final ISAP has been adopted!

The city's first-ever Integrated Sustainability Action Plan was unanimously approved by City Council on 4/18/19. Please take the time to look at the final plan and continue to let us know your thoughts on implementing the many priority actions.

What is the ISAP?

The city's Integrated Sustainability Action Plan (ISAP) provides a blueprint to work on ambitious goals for a transition to 100% Clean Energy, environmental stewardship, resiliency, and racial justice while growing smart to have a thriving economy and quality of life for the residents of St. Pete. Community and business outreach will continue to develop the detailed steps and work needed to accomplish many initiatives and trending toward the ambitious targets for success.

What is the ISAP's Purpose?

The purpose of the Integrated Sustainability Action Plan (ISAP) is to serve as a blueprint of current and future sustainability & resiliency initiatives. The comprehensive ISAP builds on current initiatives and city programs that continue to contribute to overall sustainability and resiliency of St. Pete. The ISAP also outlines targets and actions for improvements and new initiatives across the community and city departments.

How Will the ISAP Be Used?

The City is evaluating early action budget requests to begin key energy and equity work ASAP in FY 2020. Concurrently, OSR will work across city departments to further integrate ISAP initiatives in a coordinated and stepwise manner for future implementation.

Like other approved plans and city planning efforts, approval of the ISAP is just the beginning of the work to engage the community, businesses, and city staff to implement actions to meet the City’s ambitious targets. Implementation will be an ongoing effort for years to come emphasizing key priorities, budget and other efficiencies, and continued input from the community. 

Navigating the ISAP

This comprehensive document used a baseline of more than 500 metrics and cuts across many related disciplines from the built and natural environments to economic development, workforce readiness, arts and culture and much more. The following list describes the key ISAP documents to assist you in navigating this comprehensive work.

ISAP executive summary Executive Summary
Short pieces for public audience are under development and will be no more than a four-page high level overview. An Executive Summary Draft was developed as supplemental material to City Council use for review and approval – April 2019.
ISAP highlights report

Highlights Report 
Highlights Report for Digital Viewing / Highlights Report for Printing 
The ISAP Highlights Report is an illustrative summary of the comprehensive work completed and results compiled as part of development of the full plan. Mainly, the highlights report summarizes the measurable targets and supporting actions for eight goal areas, and it summarizes early action implementation steps.

Suggested use of the ISAP Highlights Report is as quick reference of each topic in the ISAP framework without having to carry around the 500 pages of supplemental technical description and information.

ISAP technical report Technical Report 
Technical Report for Digital Viewing / Technical Report for Printing
The ISAP Technical Report with appendices (415 pages) includes more context and description around topic area as well as detailed descriptions for the sustainability actions listed within the tables.
ISAP technical report appendices

Technical Report - Appendices
There are many technical and reference appendices including the greenhouse gas inventory methodology, and two stand-alone pieces as needed: Clean Energy Roadmap and Vulnerability Assessment. Main appendix sections include:

Realizing Resilience: Social Equity + Economic Opportunity

Clean Energy Roadmap

Appendices A-B
Appendix A:  Community and Business Engagement Details
Appendix B:  STAR Communities Report – Baseline data, December 2016

Appendices C-D
Appendix C:  Climate Action and Clean Energy

Climate action refers generally to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the main cause of global warming and climate change effects. GHG emissions are generally caused by energy and fuel use from fossil fuels. The documents in Appendix C relate to community-wide GHG emissions inventory data and strategies for reduction of emissions.

  • Appendix C.1: 2016 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Inventory Methodology
  • Appendix C.2: 2016 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Inventory Results
  • Appendix C.3: Clean Energy Roadmap
  • Appendix C.4: Bloomberg Philanthropies American Cities Climate Challenge (ACCC) Information 

Appendix D: Vulnerability Assessment

  • Appendix D.2: Vulnerability Assessment Workshop (June 22, 2018)
  • Appendix D.3: Vulnerability Assessment Summary Report



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