Vernon Climate Action Plan

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The Vernon Climate Action Plan - community engagement

The climate is changing.

The City of Vernon is developing a Climate Action Plan 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).

The goal is to maximize benefits for residents and businesses while at the same time helping to avoid hazards, costs and disruptions

The climate is changing.

The City of Vernon is developing a Climate Action Plan 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).

The goal is to maximize benefits for residents and businesses while at the same time helping to avoid hazards, costs and disruptions associated with climate change impacts.

The roadmap for developing the plan has been impacted by COVID-19, but we are still working to get your input on the plan concepts. In this time of uncertainty it is even more important for us to keep our eyes on the kind of community we are building!

We need you to join us in this process. Between June 29, 2020 and July 24, 2020, we need you to activate your voice so the Climate Action Plan reflects the needs and priorities of Vernon residents and businesses.

Here is some background information.

Here are the highlights for more information on climate change or the planning process, check out our handbook in the project documents for more information.

Transitioning toward a climate-ready Vernon by 2050

The City of Vernon is joining cities around the world committed to taking action on climate change. The City is considering the goal of become a zero emissions community by 2050. This target means about a 3% reduction per person each year.

The City is working on a program to ensure that policy and planning, assets and infrastructure, and core service delivery are resilient to a changing climate and work to transition to a low carbon future. The projected climate changes and impacts over the coming decades are shown below:


These are based on the latest climate modelling results for the North Okanagan region, from the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC).


  • This is Your Plan

    Vernon’s Climate-Action Plan is a community-wide plan that will reflect the experiences, values, and wisdom of our community. Your input is very important. 

    We have already started to talk to residents and key community stakeholders to create a draft action plan for the City and community. 

    Now we would like to hear from YOU! The survey below should take about 15-20 minutes to complete. 

     


    This is Your Plan

    Vernon’s Climate-Action Plan is a community-wide plan that will reflect the experiences, values, and wisdom of our community. Your input is very important. 

    We have already started to talk to residents and key community stakeholders to create a draft action plan for the City and community. 

    Now we would like to hear from YOU! The survey below should take about 15-20 minutes to complete. 

     

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