UBCM draft climate action recommendations

UBCM will be hosting a series of webinars on the draft recommendations of the UBCM Special Climate Action Committee. The webinars will seek feedback on a series of recommendations on buildings, transportation, waste management, resilience, governance, and social mobilization.

In July 2019, UBCM struck a Special Committee on Climate Action to generate new ideas, explore opportunities and barriers to local government action, and identify avenues for further partnership work in mitigating, and adapting to, the effects of climate change. The Committee is comprised of elected officials and senior staff from local government, as well as representatives from the Province, environmental non-governmental organizations, crown corporations and academia. UBCM Past President Arjun Singh chairs the Special Committee. 

In an effort to take climate action to the next level, the Special Committee considered the state of climate action, local government approaches and best practices in mitigation and adaptation, and the roles and responsibilities of the orders of government and external stakeholders in supporting local action. It reviewed opportunities and barriers to taking climate action to the next level, and considered options that are sensitive to local conditions, autonomy, and resources. A draft set of twenty-one recommendations has been developed by the Special Committee for consideration by the membership.

UBCM will host three webinars for local government elected officials and staff on the recommendations.

  • Small Communities (area pop. up to 5,000) – July 28th, 10:00am to 11:30am
  • Mid-Sized Communities (area pop. 5,001-20,000) – July 29th, 10:00am to 11:30am
  • Large Communities & Regional Districts (area pop. 20,001+) – July 30th, 10:00-11:30am

To register for one of the webinars, please contact Brenda Pittman, UBCM Office Coordinator, including your name and contact details (email, telephone number, local government, etc.).

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