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→Why are no details provided about meeting the goals?
=== Why are no details provided about meeting the goals? ===
The petition is simply setting targets for carbon emissions reductions and asking that the college commit to meeting those targets by developing a Climate Action Plan (i.e. it hasn't been written yet!) Although there are plenty of examples of what other colleges are currently doing to meet their own targets, in order for a plan to be truly effective, it needs to take a lot of things into consideration: current levels of emissions and cost-benefit analysis of various actions, to name a couple. The process of developing a plan took Yale almost a year. What we propose is that the college adopt the targets right away, and then immediately hire someone who can do the proper analyses to develop a plan that is suited to Williams. The urgency is that, considering how long an action plan can take, and considering how far behind other colleges (and [http://www.williamstown.net/Action%20Plan%20Website/navigator.html Williamstown]!) we are, we need to take the first initial steps now.
=== What is a Climate Action Plan? ===