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.
Climate Action planning is underway in the City of Vernon. The City’s Official Community Plan acknowledges that climate change is happening and sets goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. City Council has re-affirmed the City’s commitment to address this by recently joining the Federation of Canadian Municipalities “Partner’s for Climate Protection” Program, creating a Climate Action Advisory Committee and undertaking a Climate Action Plan.
Climate Action Plan
The City of Vernon is developing a Climate Action Plan (CAP). The plan will combine mitigation and adaptation actions, taking opportunities to integrate these into low-carbon resilience strategies where feasible. Low carbon resilience (LCR) actions are those that reduce community vulnerability to the impacts of climate change and emissions at the same time. Often these actions promote co-benefits, advancing other resilience-building priorities. The Climate Action Plan will identify both corporate and community-wide actions.
What you need to know
Between now and April 2, we need you to active you voice so the Climate Action Plan being developed reflects the needs and priorities of Vernon residents and businesses.
Get Involved Climate Action Plan
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