Why is the City of Richmond asking for my feedback?
The City of Richmond’s Community Energy and Emissions Plan, adopted in 2014, was the guiding principle in helping Richmond pursue climate actions to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Last year, the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a report highlighting the importance of limiting global average warming to 1.5°C and the GHG emission reduction targets required to achieve this goal.
In March 2019, Richmond City Council directed staff to gather feedback from residents and stakeholders on adopting community GHG reduction targets consistent with the findings of the IPCC report. City staff have been considering climate action strategies and measures to achieve these targets, including reducing GHG emissions by 50% (below 2007 levels) by 2030; and achieving net zero GHG emissions by 2050.
Where are we at in the public consultation?
We are now in the second phase of our public consultation. We've been after gathering initial thoughts and ideas from a number of public events and surveys since June 2019.