Goal: Lead in climate emergency action and environmental management
The environment has long shaped the identity of this community. Council is committed to integrating environmental considerations into all of the District’s decisions and practices, and envisions the District as a leader in climate emergency action and adaptation by 2022.
Our priority areas and supporting objectives
To achieve our goals to lead in climate emergency action and environmental management, we will undertake projects that raise awareness about climate change and the need to reduce GHG emissions, work together and learn from others, including the Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish Nations, update and create new policies that address the climate emergency, update our liquid and solid waste program, and implement integrated storm water management plans.
Priority: Build community and organizational capacity to respond to climate related shocks and disasters
|Enhance wildfire mitigation, preparedness and response||Engineering, Parks, and Facilities
Fire and Rescue Services
|Increase informed civic engagement around climate and the environment through museum programming||Museum and Archives||•|
|Prepare the North Shore Resilience Strategy using the UN Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction||North Shore Emergency Management||•|
Priority: Protect and enhance the environment through management programs and policy
|Work with Metro Vancouver to complete the North Shore Liquid Waste Treatment Plant||Engineering, Parks, and Facilities||Ongoing|
|Update our liquid waste, solid waste, water, storm water, debris management and energy management programs||Engineering, Parks, and Facilities||•|
Priority: Take action on climate change by reducing emissions and updating strategies
|Update the Strategic Energy Management Plan and Green Building policy for corporate buildings||Engineering, Parks, and Facilities||•|
|Implement projects to align to align the Strategic Facility Plan with Community Energy and Emissions Plan targets||Engineering, Parks, and Facilities||Ongoing|
|Reduce the impact of single family home construction by updating DNV bylaws, policies, standards and procedures||Planning, Properties, and Permits||•|
|Complete a multi-disciplinary plan to mitigate and adapt to climate change and commence implementation during this term||Planning, Properties, and Permits||•|
|Pursue opportunities for leadership and innovation in the environmental field||Planning, Properties, and Permits||•|
|Create a corporate and community carbon budget||Financial Services||•||•|
|Optimize fleet services||Engineering, Parks, and Facilities||•|
COVID IMPACT: The Corporate Plan was composed prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and its subsequent and ongoing impacts on the organization and our community. While we continue to strive to achieve the goals and objectives stated throughout, we also understand that adjustments are probable given the changing circumstances in which we publish this plan.