Climate Action

The climate is changing.  As our Mayor Victor Cumming states, there is an ‘urgency and importance of climate change’ that requires us to lessen our impact on the environment by reducing emissions and prepare for the changes that are coming quickly. 

On April 12, 2021 Council endorsed Vernon’s first climate action plan. To read the plan click the link below: 

Climate Action Plan

Other Information and Reference Links
Canada's Climate Action Plan



Vernon's Recent Climate Action reports
Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program

The City is a participating municipality in the provincial Climate Action Charter.  We report on and demonstrate annual progress towards goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to the Province of British Columbia.  

Since 2010, Vernon has reported annually on the City's corporate and community wide climate action and sustainability initiatives. For the 2016 reporting year, the City has achieved "Level 3: Accelerating Progress on Charter Commitments" recognition as part of the Provincial-UBCM Green Communities Committee (GCC) Climate Action Recognition Program for BC local governments.