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.
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 Charter. The Charter commits the CVRD to lowering it's carbon footprint and taking community-wide actions that demonstrate leadership on sustainable development.
- Completing a Community Energy and Emissions Inventory (CEEI)
- Measuring the carbon footprint of our corporate operations and publishing information about our corporate and community-wide sustainability actions each year.
Some of our other projects to help mitigate climate change related impacts include:
- Completing a Regional Energy Strategy that analyzed opportunities for developing locally-sourced renewable energy and how such systems would reduce our community’s GHG emissions; this strategy also provides some clear strategies about how our communities can adapt to changes and increased energy costs.
- Developing a strategic Energy Management Plan for CVRD buildings, community centers and assets such as our water and sewer systems.
- Regional Energy Reports:
- Report 1: Potential Renewable Energy Resources in the CVRD (2.9 MB)
- Report 2: Energy Consumption & Density Mapping (1.46 MB)
- Report 3: Potential Distributed Energy Opportunities (1.71 MB)
- Report 4: Energy Resilience Opportunity Costs & Issues (1 MB)
- Report 5: Energy Density Projections (1.66 MB)
- Report 6: Energy Mapping & Modelling Findings and Recommendations (2.15 MB)