Consultation has concluded and the Community Climate Action Plan was endorsed by Council. See https://www.kelowna.ca/our-community/environment/climate-action(External link) for more information.
Utilizing input from this engagement, and Imagine Kelowna, Council endorsed a Community Climate Action Plan for Kelowna on June 25, 2018. The plan identified opportunities to reduce community energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Kelowna.
As identified in the 2017 Community Trends Report, Kelowna suffered greatly from climate change in 2017, so it’s important for the City to do its part and reduce its emissions of GHGs.
Through Imagine Kelowna we heard that residents want a community that shifts away from our car-centric culture; builds healthy neighbourhoods, stops facilitating urban sprawl, and strengthens the protection of our land, water and air resources. Taking action to achieve these goals will reduce energy and greenhouse gas emissions and create a community that is vibrant, responsible, sustainable, and resilient in the face of climate change.
A variety of actions were drafted that encourage energy conservation, shift transportation choices and support renewable energy will not only reduce emissions, but will also reduce personal energy costs and redirect these savings to the local economy. Many of the recommended draft actions built on actions that are already underway (e.g. expansion of bike paths). For the online discussion, we were looking for your thoughts relating to some of the new actions for transportation, buildings and the proposed GHG targets. For the complete list of actions visit the City’s Climate Action webpage.
Citizens were invited to submit ideas about the draft actions below until Feb. 22, 2018.
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Consultation has concluded and the Community Climate Action Plan was endorsed by Council. See https://www.kelowna.ca/our-community/environment/climate-action for more information.
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There are many actions proposed for the Community Climate Action Plan update. Some are actions that are already ongoing (such as expansion of sidewalks and bike lanes or improvements to transit).
Other actions call for further investigation to fully understand the implications before any recommendations for implementation can be made (for example investigation of a private tree protection bylaw or regional fuel tax. The online discussion has focused on obtaining your input on new actions that could be implemented related to transportation, buildings and the proposed GHG targets.
For a complete list of proposed actions visit www.kelowna.ca/our-community/environment/climate-action(External link).Is there anything else on the list of proposed actions that you would like to discuss?