Nebraska is falling behind while other states take action. According to the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, 33 states have released a climate action plan or are in the process of developing one. These plans reflect the individual characteristics of each state’s economy, resources, and political structure provide different opportunities for addressing climate change.
LB483 takes a fresh and practical approach for Nebraska. It proposes to take an evidence-based, data-driven, strategic approach to an action plan. It calls for a broad range of risk assessments, baselines, and benchmarks and seeks to understand the impacts on our economy, agriculture, water resources, public health, and others. It outlines a practical process that will result in solutions and opportunities in Nebraska.