The City of Vernon became a signatory of the British Columbia Climate Action Charter in 2008. As a participating municipality, Vernon is committed to lowering greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, taking actions that demonstrate leadership on sustainable development, reporting annually on the City’s progress towards these goals and achieving carbon neutrality in corporate emissions.

For questions or comments please contact Laurie Cordell, Manager of Long Range Planning & Sustainability, 250-550-3247 or

Reference Links
Canada's Climate Action Plan



Mitigating and Adapting to Climate Change through Conservation of Nature


Vernon's Recent Climate Action reports
CARIP Climate Action Reports

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.