Metro Vancouver is seeking public feedback on three discussion papers that explore opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air contaminants from three of the largest contributors in our region: transportation, buildings, and industry.
The discussion papers – the first of seven papers that will be published to support implementation of Climate 2050 and the Clean Air Plan – identify and prioritize near- and long-term goals and actions to reduce emissions and impacts in our region over the next 10 years, and support the transition to a carbon neutral and climate resilient region by 2050. They are designed to engage other organizations and stakeholders, and set priorities that may require strategic partnerships. See a video from last month’s workshop here.
The other four discussion papers will include ways to reduce emissions from waste and agriculture, the impacts of nature and ecosystems on air contaminants and the tools needed to reduce emissions and manage air quality in our region. Feedback on the papers supports 30-year targets in Climate 2050 and 10-year interim greenhouse gas emissions targets to reduce regional greenhouse gas emissions by 45% from 2010 levels by the year 2030), as well as 10-year air contaminant targets set out in the Clean Air Plan.
Public engagement opportunities on the discussion papers include community events, Sustainability Community Breakfasts, stakeholder workshops, community event information booths, webinars, and online feedback. Online feedback on the three discussion papers addressing emissions from Buildings, Transportation, and Industry is open until April 30, 2020. You can also submit feedback on any component of Climate 2050 or the Clean Air Plan to CleanAirPlan@metrovancouver.org.