What's next?Public consultation
In March 2019, Richmond City Council directed staff to gather feedback from residents and stakeholders on adopting greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets and climate action strategies and measures consistent with the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) recent report on limiting global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.
Even with Richmond’s climate actions 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 asked for the community's input to help shape and update the Community Energy and Emissions Plan. The first phase survey was available from July to August 2019.
A second survey was available asking the public on options and directions that the City could pursue to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the city. This survey was available from October to November 2019.
Community Ideas Fair in June 2019
In June 2019, the City of Richmond hosted a Community Ideas Fair where attendees learned more about Richmond’s successes to date, explored available technologies and initiatives, and shared their ideas on what they think the City should prioritize.
|City of Richmond staff and volunteers asked residents how they envision a more sustainable Richmond.|
City of Richmond staff and volunteers attended a number of events in Richmond over the summer of 2019, and educated the community about what the City is currently doing when it comes to climate action, and invited them to join us in reducing GHGs for the city.
|The Richmond Maritime Festival in July 2019 was one of the many events that City of Richmond staff and volunteers attended to connect with community members.|
Community Meetings and the Community Directions Fair in October 2019
The City of Richmond hosted Community Meetings in Steveston and East Richmond, and the Community Directions Fair at City Hall in October 2019. Community members were given the opportunity to provide feedback on direction options that the City is considering to reduce GHG emissions by 50% by 2030.
|City of Richmond staff and volunteers welcomed around 200 attendees to the Community Directions Fair on Saturday, October 5, 2019 to discuss the opportunities that the City had identified for deep GHG reductions.|