Individuals and organizations wishing to provide written submissions about their vision for B.C.’s new climate action plan now have until Sept. 14, 2015 to offer input. The extension comes in response to requests from many groups, who would like additional time to prepare more comprehensive submissions.
The Province launched a 30-day public consultation last month on the development of a new Climate Leadership Plan. A discussion paper, along with a survey, is available for review and comment that considers the ideas, values and priorities British Columbians want to see addressed in a new plan.
The discussion paper and survey are available at: www.engage.gov.bc.ca/climateleadership
The deadline for taking the survey remains Aug. 17, 2015.
British Columbians will have a second opportunity to provide input once the Climate Leadership Team has reviewed this round of public feedback and made recommendations to government. The Province plans to release a draft Climate Leadership Plan in December 2015 which the public can provide comment on the specific policies and actions proposed.
The final Climate Leadership Plan will be released by government in March 2016.
Mary Polak, Minister of Environment –
“As we pass the half way point of the public engagement period, we’re seeing significant interest from British Columbians about the new Climate Leadership Plan. I encourage everyone to have their say and help shape the future of climate action in B.C.”
Jordan Sturdy, Parliamentary Secretary for Energy Literacy and the Environment, and MLA for West Vancouver-Sea to Sky –
“As chair of the Climate Action Team, I look forward to hearing the wide range of views British Columbians have on climate action. Our team will use this public feedback as we put together recommendations for a strong Climate Leadership Plan.”
To take the survey, review and/or comment on the Climate Leadership Plan discussion paper, visit: www.engage.gov.bc.ca/climateleadership