Climate Action

Climate Action Task Force

Council has endorsed the creation of a new Climate Action Task Force to address climate change in the community. Over the next two years, the task force will develop a series of recommendations for Council's consideration with regard to setting greenhouse gas emission reduction targets, developing strategies to meet those targets, growing community awareness about climate action and addressing other climate change matters. 

  • The Terms of Reference is available on the Climate Action Task Force webpage
  • The term of the task force will be approximately two years, expiring January 2020.
  • The committee will meet 4 - 6 times per year, additional meetings may be called if necessary.

Thank you to those that have applied to be a part of the Climate Action Task Force, applications have been extended till end of May 2018 and the City will be in touch with additional information. 

Climate Action Charter

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.

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. 

Vernon's recent Climate Action reports are available below:


Questions? Contact Jing Niu, Long Range Planning & Sustainability, 250-550-3243 or sustainability@vernon.ca.