In 2011, the CVRD Board adopted a corporate energy plan to help reduce corporate greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). In 2023, the CVRD Board approved an updated Corporate Energy and Emissions Plan that aligns GHG emission reduction targets with Provincial, Federal and Global requirements.
To reduce the risks and effects of climate change, scientists have determined that it is necessary to limit global warming to a 1.5°C increase above pre-industrial levels and that in order to achieve this, GHG reductions of 50 per cent by 2030, and net zero by 2050 are required.
The goals of the new Corporate Energy and Emissions Plan are to:
- Adopt a net-zero corporate emissions target by 2050
- Aggressively work towards reducing corporate GHG emissions as the primary means of taking action, with a focus on phasing out corporate fossil fuel use.
The Corporate Energy and Emissions plan actions are being incorporated into the 2023 – 2027 financial planning process with the target of reducing corporate GHG emissions 50 per cent below 2019 corporate emissions levels by 2030, and achieving net zero corporate emissions status by 2050.
Additional information will be included within the 2023 – 2027 financial planning process