Draft Climate Leadership Plan is Available for Review

We are happy to share the draft Climate Leadership Plan, a community-wide plan that sets targets and outlines key action areas we, as a community, can act on.

We would like to thank you for your involvement as we sought ideas for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The ideas received so far are included in the draft plan, and you are welcome to continue to offer feedback and ideas. The draft plan will be presented to Committee of the Whole on Monday, June 11, 2018.

Goals

The draft plan renews Central Saanich’s commitment to substantially reduce GHG emissions in community-scale and municipal operations with three ambitious targets.

  • Goal 1: 80% less community-scale GHG emissions by 2050, relative to 2007
  • Goal 2: 100% renewable energy community-wide by 2050
  • Goal 3: 90% less GHG emissions from municipal operations by 2050, relative to 2007.

Action Areas

This draft plan outlines action in five areas within the realm of responsibility and influence of the District:

  1. Transportation
  2. Buildings
  3. Solid Waste
  4. Municipal Operations
  5. Adaptation to Climate Change

In addition, the draft plan highlights the importance of preparing the District and community members for changes to our climate; this includes preparing our infrastructure, social and economic systems and natural systems to handle these changes.

To meet the goals, the District will require the support from senior governments, community members, industry and other partners.

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