Saanich council passed report outlining steps to reach climate action goals. (Black Press file photo)

Saanich approves plan to reach climate action goals

Goals include reducing carbon emissions by 50 per cent by 2030

Saanich council has approved the steps the District will take to meet its climate action goals.

In March, Saanich council declared a state of climate emergency. On Monday night, council was presented with a report from Ting Pan, the manager of sustainability in Saanich. It outlined actions that can be implemented over the next two years to help the District reach it’s climate action targets for 2030.

The report presented steps at the community level which involve electric transportation, easing the process of switching to renewable energy and doubling the rate of tree planting in urban areas. Corporate level steps were also proposed and will involve implementing a climate friendly computer program for staff, creating a strategy to reduce carbon emissions of staff vehicles and modelling a low carbon diet through all corporate catering.

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The report also asked council to establish various funds and dedicate money to the cause.

After the meeting, Coun. Colin Plant tweeted about the motion being passed and noted how proud he was of Saanich staff and council for supporting sustainability.

The District also recently implemented the One Planet Living strategies and technology to encourage residents to help Saanich reach its climate goals which include reducing carbon emissions by 50 per cent by 2030 and moving to 100 per cent renewable energy by 2050.


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