Starting tomorrow, British Columbians will have an opportunity to participate in the second public consultation on the development of B.C.’s new Climate Leadership Plan.
Citizens, First Nations, local governments, and organizations are encouraged to participate in this 60-day engagement process through the Climate Leadership Plan website: http://engage.gov.bc.ca/climateleadership
The Province’s Climate Leadership Plan will help shape how British Columbians work, travel and live for decades to come. The new plan is being developed through public consultation to ensure the province’s future climate actions reflect the values and priorities of British Columbians.
A new consultation guide presents the current status of government’s climate actions, a summary of public feedback from the first engagement, as well as a snapshot of the Climate Leadership Team’s recommendations. The public is invited to provide feedback, including submissions, on preferences for a new climate leadership plan. A more detailed survey will also be posted during the engagement period.
Sector-specific consultations, as well as public polling by Ipsos Reid, are also taking place as part of this phase of public engagement.
The final Climate Leadership Plan, to be released this spring, will include new climate actions to drive down emissions while supporting a growing economy.
Mary Polak, Minister of Environment –
“A strong Climate Leadership Plan will help us take advantage of the low-carbon economy of the future and the thousands of green jobs that go with it. Through the development of our new Climate Leadership Plan, we are transforming the way we live, work and travel, creating a cleaner planet and a strong economy for decades to come.”
Jordan Sturdy, Parliamentary Secretary for Energy Literacy and the Environment for the Minister of Environment and chair of the Climate Leadership Team –
“Over the past several months, thousands of families, First Nations, local governments and organizations shared their climate ideas, values and priorities with us, helping to move our climate action agenda forward. This second round of public engagement will help us finalize our Climate Leadership Plan. I encourage everyone to take a few minutes and participate in this important conversation.”
- The first phase of consultation on the development of B.C.’s Climate Leadership Plan focused on understanding the public’s ideas, values, and priorities for climate mitigation and adaptation through a discussion paper and survey.
- Almost 6,000 British Columbians completed the Climate Leadership Plan Discussion Paper Survey, sharing their climate action views with government.
- Along with the survey results, government received over 200 written submissions and more than 300 letter templates.
- Earlier this month, Premier Christy Clark announced she will chair a new cabinet working group on climate leadership to keep B.C.’s climate plan current and effective in meeting the province’s long-term goals.
Visit the Climate Leadership Plan website to review the consultation guide: http://engage.gov.bc.ca/climateleadership
Submit your feedback to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Climate Leadership Team provided 32 recommendations to government to help develop the new Climate Leadership Plan. View the team’s recommendations at: http://engage.gov.bc.ca/climateleadership/files/2015/11/CLT-recommendations-to-government_Final.pdf