RDCK Climate Action

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RDCK draft Climate Action Plan

The draft RDCK Climate Action Plan is a list of ways the RDCK could support our community in reducing carbon pollution. The actions are arranged into the following categories:

  • Transportation & Mobility
  • Energy
  • Food & Agriculture
  • Water Supply
  • Wildfire
  • Buildings
  • Resource Recovery
  • Land Use & Planning
  • Floods &Geohazards
  • Leadership & Operations

Many of the actions are already underway. The provincial and federal governments require the RDCK to take the lead on some of the actions, such as capturing methane at landfills. Additional actions underway, but that the RDCK is not regulated to take, previously went to the RDCK Board for approval. An example of these actions includes enhancing the Neighbourhood Emergency Preparedness Program.

The rest of the actions are new. These proposed actions are only ideas at this point. The next step would be to do an analysis (feasibility study) of each individual action and bring it to the Board for consideration at a public meeting. If the Board wants to move forward with an action, staff would then run a pilot project to test it out and report back to the Board publically. At that point, the Board could decide to implement the action.

Draft Climate Action Plan:


Origins of the RDCK Climate Action Plan draft

In 2019, the RDCK Board declared a climate action imperative to apply a low carbon resilience lens to decisions on building construction, energy systems, resource recovery, land use and transportation.

In 2022, the Board adopted progressive science-based carbon pollution reduction targets of 50% below 2018 levels by 2030 and 100% by 2050.

The RDCK developed a Climate Action Strategy with the goals of reducing risks of climate change and supporting our communities in climate resilience. That strategy led the RDCK to develop a draft Climate Action Plan.


Public engagement

The RDCK held a public engagement process to gather feedback on the draft Climate Action Plan from April to October 2023. Click here to see the results.

More information


RDCK draft Climate Action Plan

The draft RDCK Climate Action Plan is a list of ways the RDCK could support our community in reducing carbon pollution. The actions are arranged into the following categories:

  • Transportation & Mobility
  • Energy
  • Food & Agriculture
  • Water Supply
  • Wildfire
  • Buildings
  • Resource Recovery
  • Land Use & Planning
  • Floods &Geohazards
  • Leadership & Operations

Many of the actions are already underway. The provincial and federal governments require the RDCK to take the lead on some of the actions, such as capturing methane at landfills. Additional actions underway, but that the RDCK is not regulated to take, previously went to the RDCK Board for approval. An example of these actions includes enhancing the Neighbourhood Emergency Preparedness Program.

The rest of the actions are new. These proposed actions are only ideas at this point. The next step would be to do an analysis (feasibility study) of each individual action and bring it to the Board for consideration at a public meeting. If the Board wants to move forward with an action, staff would then run a pilot project to test it out and report back to the Board publically. At that point, the Board could decide to implement the action.

Draft Climate Action Plan:


Origins of the RDCK Climate Action Plan draft

In 2019, the RDCK Board declared a climate action imperative to apply a low carbon resilience lens to decisions on building construction, energy systems, resource recovery, land use and transportation.

In 2022, the Board adopted progressive science-based carbon pollution reduction targets of 50% below 2018 levels by 2030 and 100% by 2050.

The RDCK developed a Climate Action Strategy with the goals of reducing risks of climate change and supporting our communities in climate resilience. That strategy led the RDCK to develop a draft Climate Action Plan.


Public engagement

The RDCK held a public engagement process to gather feedback on the draft Climate Action Plan from April to October 2023. Click here to see the results.

More information

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