Community Climate Action Plan

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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.

The City of Kelowna is in the process of updating its Community Climate Action Plan.

Utilizing input from this engagement, and Imagine Kelowna, Council endorsed a new Community Climate Action Plan for Kelowna on June 25, 2018. The new plan identifies 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.

This project is made possible with funding from:

FortisBC

Utilizing input from this engagement, and Imagine Kelowna, Council endorsed a new Community Climate Action Plan for Kelowna on June 25, 2018. The new plan identifies 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.

This project is made possible with funding from:

FortisBC

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