Climate Action

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Municipalities in BC have pledged to reduce their community-wide greenhouse gas emissions.

Households directly account for 40% of BC’s total greenhouse gas emissions, and Central Saanich is committed to working with residents to improve our homes and infrastructure.

All levels of government, industry and the public must work together to reduce emissions and respond to climate impacts.

Please check out Updates below and subscribe on the right of the page to receive updates straight to your inbox!

Also check out our website for how you can calculate and reduce your carbon footprint: https://www.centralsaanich.ca/climate-action.


Municipalities in BC have pledged to reduce their community-wide greenhouse gas emissions.

Households directly account for 40% of BC’s total greenhouse gas emissions, and Central Saanich is committed to working with residents to improve our homes and infrastructure.

All levels of government, industry and the public must work together to reduce emissions and respond to climate impacts.

Please check out Updates below and subscribe on the right of the page to receive updates straight to your inbox!

Also check out our website for how you can calculate and reduce your carbon footprint: https://www.centralsaanich.ca/climate-action.


  • Draft Climate Leadership Plan is Available for Review

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    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.

  • It's time to update our Energy Plan

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    The District is reflecting on progress and refreshing our former energy plan into a Climate Leadership Plan to guide climate action planning, programs and activities in the community for the next 10 years based on goals for 2050.

    We are setting goals to educe energy and greenhouse gas emissions and create a community that is vibrant, responsible, sustainable, and resilient in the face of climate change, and we want to hear from you!


Page last updated: 28 Jan 2022, 09:35 AM