Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction
In July 2007, the city of Las Vegas joined the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) Local Governments for Sustainability Campaign. The city joined more than 700 cities, towns and counties (worldwide) that comprise ICLEI's growing membership. The Local Governments for Sustainability Campaign incorporates a five-milestone structure that participating local governments work through: (1) establish a emission baseline; (2) setting a reduction target for emissions; (3) develop a local action plan to achieve the emission reduction target; (4) implement the local action plan; and (5) measuring our emission reduction results.
The city is currently working on phase 1 - establishing a baseline. The baseline is established by conducting an analysis of the city’s greenhouse gas emissions. The city began conducting these studies in August 2007, beginning with city facilities and buildings.