Advancing Richmond’s Climate Leadership



This public engagement concluded on Sunday, August 18, 2019. Thank you to all who participated.

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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. Between 2007 and 2015, GHG emissions declined by 12%, even as Richmond’s population grew by 12%. This is a result of ongoing energy efficiency and GHG reduction actions by the City, Richmond businesses and residents, and senior levels of government.

Last year, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change(External link) (IPCC) released a report highlighting the importance of limiting global average warming to 1.5oC 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 and 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.

Even with the successes achieved to date, we need to implement additional actions to achieve our target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and ensure that Richmond continues to be a liveable, healthy and safe community.

The City of Richmond asks for residents’ input to help shape and update the Community Energy and Emissions Plan. A survey is available below until Sunday, August 18 at 11:59 p.m.

Here’s how you can be involved:

  1. Review the display boards in the Document Library. This information was presented at the Community Ideas Fair on June 25, 2019 at Richmond City Hall. You may also view all of the display boards from the Community Ideas Fair.
  2. Provide your feedback via the survey below to help staff update Richmond’s Community Energy and Emissions Plan.
  3. See the Timeline for this public consultation process.

Please share your thoughts on the following topics:

  • Buildings
  • Transportation
  • Natural landscapes
  • Urban form

This survey should take ten minutes to complete. You may skip sections or leave the survey at any time.


This public engagement concluded on Sunday, August 18, 2019. Thank you to all who participated.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

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. Between 2007 and 2015, GHG emissions declined by 12%, even as Richmond’s population grew by 12%. This is a result of ongoing energy efficiency and GHG reduction actions by the City, Richmond businesses and residents, and senior levels of government.

Last year, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change(External link) (IPCC) released a report highlighting the importance of limiting global average warming to 1.5oC 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 and 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.

Even with the successes achieved to date, we need to implement additional actions to achieve our target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and ensure that Richmond continues to be a liveable, healthy and safe community.

The City of Richmond asks for residents’ input to help shape and update the Community Energy and Emissions Plan. A survey is available below until Sunday, August 18 at 11:59 p.m.

Here’s how you can be involved:

  1. Review the display boards in the Document Library. This information was presented at the Community Ideas Fair on June 25, 2019 at Richmond City Hall. You may also view all of the display boards from the Community Ideas Fair.
  2. Provide your feedback via the survey below to help staff update Richmond’s Community Energy and Emissions Plan.
  3. See the Timeline for this public consultation process.

Please share your thoughts on the following topics:

  • Buildings
  • Transportation
  • Natural landscapes
  • Urban form

This survey should take ten minutes to complete. You may skip sections or leave the survey at any time.