Climate Mitigation

Climate mitigation is the effort to reduce or prevent emission of greeenhouse gases. Mitigation can mean using new technologies and renewable energies, making older equipment more energy efficient, or changing behavior. It can be as complex as a plan for a new city, or as a simple as improvements to a cook stove design. Efforts underway around the world range from high-tech subway systems to bicycling paths and walkways. Protecting natural carbon sinks like forests and oceans, or creating new sinks through silviculture or green agriculture are also elements of mitigation.
Communities across Canada and B.C. are acting on climate change and taking steps to support a greener and more sustainable future.

Federal Commitments 

The CVRD is one of 250 local governments to have joined the Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) program.  PCP is a network of Canadian municipal governments that have committed to reducing greenhouse gases (GHG) and to acting on climate change. 

Provincial Commitments

Legislation requires all B.C. local governments to set GHG reduction targets at the municipal and regional district level.  The CVRD is one of 180 local governments in BC to have signed the B.C. Climate Action CharterThe Charter commits the CVRD to lowering it's carbon footprint and taking community-wide actions that demonstrate leadership on sustainable development. 

Some of our other projects to help mitigate climate change related impacts include: