Richmond seeks feedback on energy and emissions plan
17 August 2021
The City of Richmond has set a target of reducing community greenhouse gas emissions by 50 per cent by 2030 and reaching net zero emissions by 2050. The City is seeking final public feedback on proposed actions to achieve these goals. Feedback received will be incorporated into the Community Energy and Emissions Plan 2050 presented to Council in the fall of 2021.
“This proposed plan builds upon Richmond’s achievements and climate action to date, providing momentum to move forward,” says Mayor Malcolm Brodie. “Implementing these actions will improve Richmond’s resiliency to the negative effects of climate change and support the City’s equity, affordability and sustainability goals.”
Information and a short survey are available on LetsTalkRichmond.ca from now until Sunday, September 26, 2021, and all those interested are encouraged to provide input.
Richmond’s draft Community Energy and Emissions Plan 2050 identifies multiple proposed actions within the following eight strategic directions to achieve the deep emission reduction targets:
- Retrofit Existing Buildings
- Transition to Zero Emission Vehicles
- Carbon Neutral New Buildings
- Complete Communities
- Active Mobility for All
- Support Frequent Transit
- Enhance Green Infrastructure
- Transition to a Circular Economy
For more details and to complete the survey, please visit LetsTalkRichmond.ca.