We envision reduced GHG emissions, triple bottom-line solutions and progress on adaptation.

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The CRD Climate Action Service develops both corporate and community-focused mitigation and adaptation strategies. To help the region become climate neutral by 2030, we support local governments in achieving their climate goals and are striving to be greenhouse gas (GHG) emission neutral corporately. In February 2019, the Capital Regional District (CRD) Board identified Climate Action & Environmental Stewardship as a priority for the region and approved a motion to declare a climate emergency. 

Anticipated initiatives, staffing, timing and service level requirements for the year ahead are outlined each year in the Climate Action & Adaptation Community Need Summary.

Key activities related to our commitment to climate action & adaptation are outlined in and guided by the following plans and strategies:

  • The Climate Action Strategy reflects Board priorities and provides clarity on the role the CRD can play as a leader in climate action .
  • The Regional Growth Strategy promotes the long term livability of the region by enhancing social, economic and environmental performance.
  • The CRD Board Priorities confirm the CRD’s vision, mission and mandate and set the long-term strategic direction for the CRD in order to respond to community needs.
  • The CRD Corporate Plan outlines how the CRD will respond to community needs and deliver on the CRD Board Priorities, ongoing service commitments and approved plans over four years.

The Environmental Services Committee provides advice and recommendations to the Board on policies and initiatives related to climate action & adaptation.