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.
To learn more about Vernon's changing climate and what we are doing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare for climate impacts, visit our Storymap by clicking the link below:
On April 12, 2021 Council endorsed Vernon’s first climate action plan. To read the plan click the link below:
The City of Vernon is a signatory to the B.C. Climate Action Charter and our Climate Action Plan is aligned with the CleanBC Roadmap to 2030 and Canada’s 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan. The City also participates in the new Local Government Climate Action Program, which provides funding for local governments and Modern Treaty Nations to plan and implement climate action that will reduce emissions, create new opportunities for people in the clean economy and prepare communities for future climate impacts. As part of the program, recipients of funding are required to report on their actions. For the City of Vernon’s July 2022 report, please visit the link below.