Vernon Climate Action Plan

The Vernon Climate Action Plan - community engagement

The climate is changing.

The City of Vernon is developing a Climate Action Plan that will position the City so that, “In 2050, Vernon is a leader in climate action, with significantly reduced greenhouse gas emissions and is resilient to the changing climate”.

The City of Vernon is taking action to:

1. reduce local emissions that are the driving force behind climate change (this is called mitigation)

2. prepare for the impacts of climate change on the community (this is called adaptation).

By incorporating both mitigation and adaptation actions, the City is applying a low carbon resilience lens to our Climate Action Plan. This positions our community to maximize available benefits for residents and businesses while at the same time preparing for climate change.

We need you to join us in this process. Between now and April 8, 2020, we need you to activate your voice so the Climate Action Plan reflects the needs and priorities of Vernon residents and businesses.

This public engagement period is your opportunity to provide input and feedback on the best ways for our community to thrive in a changing climate while contributing to the global movement to limit climate change.

**UPDATE**The City of Vernon is taking vital steps to promote safe community activities, while maintaining essential services and protecting the health of its employees in the midst of growing coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns in British Columbia.

All in-person, City sponsored public engagement events have been cancelled. The City will utilize this online platform to conduct public engagement opportunities. It is important to the City that we still receive feedback from our citizens on ongoing projects, including the Climate Action Plan.

The public survey will be available at the end of March with a submission deadline set for April 15. This site will also be updated with informational documents as they come available.

The climate is changing.

The City of Vernon is developing a Climate Action Plan that will position the City so that, “In 2050, Vernon is a leader in climate action, with significantly reduced greenhouse gas emissions and is resilient to the changing climate”.

The City of Vernon is taking action to:

1. reduce local emissions that are the driving force behind climate change (this is called mitigation)

2. prepare for the impacts of climate change on the community (this is called adaptation).

By incorporating both mitigation and adaptation actions, the City is applying a low carbon resilience lens to our Climate Action Plan. This positions our community to maximize available benefits for residents and businesses while at the same time preparing for climate change.

We need you to join us in this process. Between now and April 8, 2020, we need you to activate your voice so the Climate Action Plan reflects the needs and priorities of Vernon residents and businesses.

This public engagement period is your opportunity to provide input and feedback on the best ways for our community to thrive in a changing climate while contributing to the global movement to limit climate change.

**UPDATE**The City of Vernon is taking vital steps to promote safe community activities, while maintaining essential services and protecting the health of its employees in the midst of growing coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns in British Columbia.

All in-person, City sponsored public engagement events have been cancelled. The City will utilize this online platform to conduct public engagement opportunities. It is important to the City that we still receive feedback from our citizens on ongoing projects, including the Climate Action Plan.

The public survey will be available at the end of March with a submission deadline set for April 15. This site will also be updated with informational documents as they come available.

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