CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Charlottesville and Albemarle County are working to set goals to address climate change on the local level.

On Wednesday, March 13, representatives from the city and county addressed the Piedmont Group of the Virginia Sierra Club at Jefferson-Madison Regional Library to discuss their climate action programs.

Right now, Charlottesville and Albemarle are seeking community input from groups like the Sierra Club as each locality sets its goals to limit greenhouse gas emissions.

“They want input from us on how we can set the targets, what they should be, and how we can go about reducing the impact of our city and county on the global climate,” Donna Shaunesey, the chapter’s chair, said.

The Sierra Club says the community's future leaders will be instrumental in addressing climate change.

The group plans to hold a forum on May 8 for all City Council candidates to speak about their plans to limit the city's negative environmental impacts.