2020 Climate Change Mitigation Plan
Prince George City Council recently approved the City of Prince George's 2020 Climate Change Mitigation Plan. The Plan is a new strategy aimed at reducing the greenhouse gas emissions produced in Prince George and preserving aspects of the community that absorb carbon, such as forests and wetlands. The Plan includes updated greenhouse gas emission inventories, reduction targets, and actions that can be taken to achieve these targets.
The 2020 Plan replaces the 2007 Energy and Greenhouse Gas Management Plan and includes updated information like:
- Greenhouse gas emission inventories.
- Reduction targets and actions that can be taken to achieve them.
These targets align with the emissions targets of the Province and are expected to be reflected in the next iteration of the Official Community Plan. The targets and actions were developed in consultation with several City Departments, external stakeholders and the public through workshops, referrals, public open houses, and an online survey. In all, about 800 community members participated.
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MITIGATION AND ADAPTATION
Climate change mitigation means taking steps individually or as a community to reduce the effects of climate change.
Climate change adaptation involves preparing a community to handle its effects. It means making Prince George resilient to further climate developments in the coming years.