Increase awareness of the challenges ahead, and build broad-based engagement and political will to take concrete steps toward resilience within the George Washington Region. Ensure that all communications emphasize the economic, social and cultural benefits derived from building a sustainable community. Emphasize the importance of cooperation among localities and different sectors of the community.
Improve the ability of the people, assets and infrastructure within the George Washington Region to withstand and adapt to slow-onset stresses and long-term changes coming as a result of a changing climate. Create a safety net for the most vulnerable populations.
EMISSIONS AND MOBILITY
Reduce community-based greenhouse-gas emissions within the George Washington Region.
Reduce the average distance driven per resident.