Climate Action Plan

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The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Board of Directors recognizes the immediate need for bold climate action


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Residents and businesses in the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) are already experiencing significant impacts due to climate change, in the form of record-setting wildfires and flooding as well as extreme heatwaves, drought, and storm events. These changes are expected to continue and, in many cases, may increase in frequency or intensity over the next few decades.

The scientific community agrees that the more we reduce total emissions in the short term, the less extreme these changes will be over time. Therefore, acting earlier is likely to be less costly than delaying action.

Recognizing this, the RDKB declared a Climate Action Imperative on October 30, 2019, which states:

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Board of Directors recognizes the immediate need for bold climate action at all levels of Government including global efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change.”

In response to this Imperative, the RDKB is in the process of updating a long-term Climate Action Plan for the RDKB corporate operations and electoral areas. This Plan will articulate a proactive and appropriate response to minimize emissions contributing to global climate change and adapt to projected climate change impacts. The Plan will set a vision and targets for 2050 and interim dates for climate and energy action.


Overview of the Climate Action Plan

The Climate Action Plan will set an overall climate and energy action vision for the RDKB, develop 2050 and interim targets, set out the pathway of achieving them, and bring together the existing work underway. The Plan will cover:

  • Corporate climate mitigation and energy conservation
  • Community (RDKB electoral areas) climate mitigation and energy conservation
  • Climate adaptation and resilience
  • Maximize co-benefits of climate mitigation and adaptation strategies


How can you be involved?

We want to ensure that the Plan reflects the input of the RDKB community (electoral areas) as it will be a tool for the RDKB to set priorities and make decisions. The project team will be using multiple methods to connect with the community in RDKB electoral areas.

One way you can become involved is by participating in our survey below. You can also ask a question or leave a comment anytime through the tool below.


Want to learn more about climate change?

Check out the links provided on the right hand side of this page to learn more about climate change.



About

Residents and businesses in the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) are already experiencing significant impacts due to climate change, in the form of record-setting wildfires and flooding as well as extreme heatwaves, drought, and storm events. These changes are expected to continue and, in many cases, may increase in frequency or intensity over the next few decades.

The scientific community agrees that the more we reduce total emissions in the short term, the less extreme these changes will be over time. Therefore, acting earlier is likely to be less costly than delaying action.

Recognizing this, the RDKB declared a Climate Action Imperative on October 30, 2019, which states:

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Board of Directors recognizes the immediate need for bold climate action at all levels of Government including global efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change.”

In response to this Imperative, the RDKB is in the process of updating a long-term Climate Action Plan for the RDKB corporate operations and electoral areas. This Plan will articulate a proactive and appropriate response to minimize emissions contributing to global climate change and adapt to projected climate change impacts. The Plan will set a vision and targets for 2050 and interim dates for climate and energy action.


Overview of the Climate Action Plan

The Climate Action Plan will set an overall climate and energy action vision for the RDKB, develop 2050 and interim targets, set out the pathway of achieving them, and bring together the existing work underway. The Plan will cover:

  • Corporate climate mitigation and energy conservation
  • Community (RDKB electoral areas) climate mitigation and energy conservation
  • Climate adaptation and resilience
  • Maximize co-benefits of climate mitigation and adaptation strategies


How can you be involved?

We want to ensure that the Plan reflects the input of the RDKB community (electoral areas) as it will be a tool for the RDKB to set priorities and make decisions. The project team will be using multiple methods to connect with the community in RDKB electoral areas.

One way you can become involved is by participating in our survey below. You can also ask a question or leave a comment anytime through the tool below.


Want to learn more about climate change?

Check out the links provided on the right hand side of this page to learn more about climate change.



  • The RDKB is currently developing its Climate Action Plan and we want your input.

    Residents and businesses in the RDKB are already experiencing significant impacts due to climate change, such as record-setting wildfires, flooding, extreme heat waves, drought, and storm events. We have an opportunity as a community to reduce our contribution to the emissions that are causing these changes, and to become a more resilient community.

    The RDKB Climate Action Plan will look at how we can conserve energy, how we can reduce emissions, and how we can better prepare for and adapt to climate change.

    If you live or have a business in an RDKB electoral area, we want your feedback to ensure the Plan reflects our community’s needs and assists the RDKB in setting priorities and making decisions.

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