Climate Action Planning (CAP) provides a science-based strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and address ways the climate is changing. The City will develop two sets of plans: one specific to municipal government operations and another that addresses city-wide emissions. The City will need to establish continued, periodic measurement and reporting to assess emission reduction progress.
The City has drafted a comprehensive Climate Action Plan. During this assessment period, the draft plan was presented to the new Sustainability and Climate Justice Committee. There were some concerns over the plan’s scope. There currently is no timeline as to when the plan will go to Common Council. As well, there is no department level plan to achieve the Climate Action Plan goals. We hope these concerns can be resolved quickly and that we are be able to change this assessment to In Progress in the next assessment cycle.